ORLANDO -- A record
number of tourists will visit here in 2004, according to a study
commissioned by the Orlando Convention and Visitors Bureau. Current
projections point to as many as 48 million visitors by years end, a
6.7% increase from 2003.
The city set a
record in 2003 with nearly 45 million visitors, a 4.7% increase
from 2002. Domestic visitors in 2003 accounted for 95% of the
total. Visitors from Florida accounted for more than half (53%) of
domestic visits, but that percentage was down from 2002, when
in-state tourism dominated during the economic downturn and
point to a 5.4% increase in 2005, to 50.6 million visitors, and an
additional 4.8% increase to 53 million visitors in 2006.
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