Orlando Welcomed 46.6 Million Visitors in 2009

During 2009, Orlando welcomed 46.6 million visitors, making it the most visited U.S. destination of the year. This total visitation number represents just a 4.7 percent decrease as compared with 2008, marking a much stronger performance than the earlier forecast by D.K. Shifflet and Associates of a 9.9 percent decrease in a difficult year for the travel and tourism industry.