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Fishkind Conversations: Orlando Tourism Numbers Break Records…Again


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Undated photo of Cinderella's Castle area at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom theme park. Image courtesy of Roger Mayhem via Pixabay

Undated photo of Cinderella's Castle area at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom theme park. Image courtesy of Roger Mayhem via Pixabay

Both the Orlando area and Volusia County saw record-breaking tourism numbers last year, according to new reports.

Orlando was again the number one tourist destination in the US, with 75 million visitors in 2018. That’s more than some frequently-visited countries, like Italy and the UK, had within the same period!

Economic analyst Hank Fishkind tells 90.7’s Nicole Darden Creston what’s driving these new record levels of visitors…and how long the tourism boom may last.

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Nicole Darden Creston

About Nicole Darden Creston

All Things Considered Host and Reporter

Nicole came to Central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. She joined WMFE in 2010. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from local arts to national elections, from ... Read Full Bio »

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