Canadians are the most important people in Orlando!
In a recent announcement by tourism officials in Orlando, Florida, it was declared that Orlando, attracted a record breaking 51.455 million visitors in 2010, and become the first U.S. destination to top 50 million visitors.
And it turns out that visits from Canada, Orlando’s top international feeder market, was up 11 percent to 960,000 travellers in 2010 compared to 865,000 in 2009.
With this record, Orlando is the first destination in the country to welcome more than 50 million visitors and remains the most visited destination in the U.S.
Despite the challenging economic times, the Orlando area tourism community continued to invest in new hotels and attractions. Visit Orlando has launched aggressive global marketing campaigns showcasing that Orlando offers visitors something they can’t get anywhere else – world famous attractions, value for money and an experience they will never forget.
To attract visitors throughout 2010, Visit Orlando initiated new marketing campaigns in its top feeder markets – the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Brazil – using the tagline “Orlando Makes Me Smile”.
Visit Orlando also showcased the destination’s offerings to thousands of tour operators and travel professionals at numerous travel industry trade shows throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia, and was instrumental in driving additional air service to Orlando from domestic and Central and Latin America carriers.
It must be true that “Orlando Makes (Canadians) Smile”.
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