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Visit Orlando recently celebrated National Travel & Tourism Week (NTTW) and the impact the travel industry makes on our community.

Over 900 tourism and community leaders joined us at our annual Travel & Tourism event where we announced Orlando welcomed 74 million annual visitors in 2022. With a 25% increase in visitors over 2021, Orlando maintains its leadership position as America's most-visited destination.

This number is more than just a number. It saves local households more than $6,400 in annual taxes. Tourist spending also supports our local education, arts & culture, infrastructure and public safety.

To share that message, Visit Orlando launched a new local campaign to educate residents. Help us spread this message by utilizing this tool kit with ready-made social media posts about the value tourism brings to our destination.

As part of NTTW, here's a look at this week's community activities and events:

·      As part of NTTW, here's a look at this week's community activities and events:
We thanked Central Florida's workforce-including the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Transportation Security Administration and the Tourist Oriented Policing Squad first responders of sectors five and six-for their direct involvement in promoting safety in our city for visitors and residents. We also presented the impact of travel and meetings and conventions, provided destination updates and the results from our global brand campaign, Unbelievably Real, to regional and cultural chambers of commerce.

·      Later in the week, we helped sort 12,750 meals for families in Central Florida with the Orange County Convention Center at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and connected industry professionals, partners and Visit Orlando members for our annual signature luncheon.

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