One month into 2019, the foundation of Orlando’s tourism industry remains strong, as evidenced by steady growth in key indicators such as air passenger traffic, job creation, visitor-driven tax revenue and average daily hotel rate. 

Uncertainty on a larger scale, however, is worth monitoring, especially when it comes to some recent decline in U.S. consumer confidence and business investment, slower growth projected for international travel, and general talk of a cooling economy. 

How these developments may or may not impact Orlando is something we track closely — but the good news is that our outlook for 2019 remains promising. We believe that our destination’s ongoing product investment, coupled with our strong global marketing efforts, will continue to drive positive levels of demand — this year and beyond both on the leisure and convention sides.