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dealchecker.co.uk: Orlando to Remain the Hottest US Tourist Spot in 2011

LONDON, /PRNewswire/ — dealchecker.co.uk says a record numbers of travellers chose Orlando, Florida as their holiday destination in 2010; they expect this trend to continue in 2011.
 

Orlando has been a popular destination for tourists from all over the world for many years, but it saw a record number of visitors in 2010. Last year Orlando welcomed over 51 million visitors and according to dealchecker.co.uk, a leading online holiday specialist, these figures are set to be matched by 2011’s visitor numbers.

Alex Saint, CEO of dealchecker.co.uk says, “Florida has always been a favourite destination for dealchecker.co.uk’s customers, and Orlando, home of Disneyworld, Universal Studios and countless waterparks, has proven to be a particular attraction to the many families that use our services. We’re already seeing a huge interest in Orlando flights and holidays and we expect this to continue as we approach the high season.”

According to figures released by Visit Orlando, over 51.5 million travellers holidayed in Orlando in 2010 compared with the 46.6 million that visited in 2009, which amounts to a 10.5 per cent total increase in visitor numbers. The city has traditionally been one of the most visited holiday destinations in the USA and last year it became the first city in the country to ever hit the 50 million-plus visitors mark. Over 3.6 million of these came from abroad according to the Visit Orlando [http://www.visitorlando.com ] report – a figure that is set to increase as more premium carriers begin offering cheap flight deals to their customers.

Saint adds, “Florida was one of the original destinations of choice when package holidays initially became popular in the 1960s and the state’s willingness to invest in improving their attractions, accommodation and amenities has meant that Florida holidays have remained consistently popular. Orlando in particular is seen by many as the destination of a lifetime, but in the past the cost of flights meant families could only afford to visit once. In 2011, flights to Orlando are cheaper than ever before and this means that travellers are able to come to the Sunshine State time and time again.”

About dealchecker.co.uk:
dealchecker.co.uk was founded in June 2005. The site is a leading flight, accommodation, holiday and car hire price comparison service.
When a travel selection is made, the final transaction is completed in real-time, direct with the operator or agent that the customer has chosen. Alongside the price comparison search and Real Deals the website provides a price tracker, travel tips, destination content and weather trends. 

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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