Pictured from left: Adrian Jones, Visit Orlando board chair and divisional director for Merlin Entertainments USA, Orange County mayor Jerry L. Demings and George Aguel, president and chief executive, Visit Orlando

Visit Orlando has revealed that Orlando welcomed a record-setting 75 million annual visitors in 2018, an increase of 4.2% year on year.

The UK market accounted for 1,039,000 visitors, a 1.9% increase on 2017 arrivals.

Visit Orlando president and chief executive George Aguel, said: “We saw strong gains from all of our core countries. This success is a testament to the special appeal of our destination that continues to grow and evolve, as well as our strong commitment to strategic marketing initiatives.”

The figures were shared by Visit Orlando as part of National Travel and Tourism Week. The landmark figure solidifies Orlando as America’s most-visited destination.