Orlando the most visited city in the nation in 2018
The Villas at Regal Palms, an exclusive vacation ownership property in Davenport, Fla., would like to thank all our visitors who contributed to nearby Orlando once again being the most visited city in the United States in 2018.
According to tourism officials, 75 million people visited Orlando last year, making it the most visited destination in the United States. Orlando had 68.5 million domestic visitors in 2018, an increase of 4.1 percent year-over-year, and nearly 6.5 million international visitors, an increase of 5.4 percent over 2017.
Although the overall 4.2 percent increase over 2017 was slightly smaller than the previous year-to-year increase of 5 percent, the robust return of international visitors – a segment that had softened in previous years – was particularly welcome.
The international improvement was driven by Latin American visitors, most notably travelers from Brazil and Mexico, according to Visit Orlando, the area’s tourism marketing agency.
The increase in Orlando visitor volume can be attributed to several factors, including a multimillion-dollar expansion of the convention center, new theme park attractions opening at a breakneck pace, and a years-long expansion of hotels and accommodations. The metro Orlando area presently offers more than 120,000 rooms, the second highest in the nation behind only Las Vegas.
If you are searching for spacious and comfortable accommodations on your next visit to the Orlando area, you can’t do better than the Villas at Regal Palms in nearby Davenport, Florida.
The Villas at Regal Palms are the exclusive three- and four-bedroom townhomes within the Regal Palms Resort. They are noted for their spaciousness, amenities and tastefully-appointed décor. The 1,679-square foot Monarch and 1,376-square foot Colonnade both have full kitchens, granite countertops, wood flooring and stainless steel appliances in addition to full-size washer-dryers, flat screen TVs and outdoor terraces. We also have an aquatic pavilion featuring a lazy river and giant water slide for your enjoyment. The Villas can easily accommodate large travel parties and provide all the comforts of home.