Scenes from Orlando Tourism: Welcoming Visitors Post-Irma
As the most-visited travel destination in the United States, the Orlando tourism community was quickly up and running post-Hurricane Irma, hosting eager visitors from around the world. Due to a strong tourism infrastructure that hosts an average of 500,000 visitors a day, the region maintains a high level of preparedness for storms and historically resumes operations soon after.
Immediately after the storm, the hospitality industry began quickly clearing debris and returning the destination to normal business operations. Within a matter of days, all of the major theme parks were operational, as were both airports and Orlando’s wide range of attractions, hotels and restaurants.
The below gallery includes current video and photos of actual guests throughout the destination over the last few days for a real-time look at the area.
Visitors can find updated information and more real-time photos of the destination through the official visitor information organization and tourism association, Visit Orlando. This includes updates on social media @VisitOrlando, and visitor FAQ’s on the special webpage, VisitOrlando.com/Open.
FOR interviews, updates, video, additional photos:
Denise Spiegel, Visit Orlando
The Orlando Destination
Home to seven of the world’s top theme parks, Orlando is the No. 1 family vacation destination, Theme Park Capital of the World®, and most visited destination in the United States. An unparalleled mix of unique experiences create cherished memories for visitors, including legendary theme parks from Disney, Universal and SeaWorld, an array of world-class water parks, entertainment venues, an award-winning food scene, shopping, sports and nightlife. And, with 450 hotels, Orlando offers more varieties of lodging options than nearly any other destination in the world, from expansive resorts to uniquely themed hotels.
About Visit Orlando
Visit Orlando is the official tourism association for the most visited destination in the United States and serves as the official visitor information and travel planning resource.