May 8, 2019· thenextmiami.com
Last year was the best year for tourism ever recorded in Miami, according to statistics released last week by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau.
In total, there were 16.5 million overnight visitors during the year, an increase of 3.5% compared to 2017.
Tourism statistics for 2018 included:
15.6 million hotel room nights sold (+1.5%)
5.8 million international overnight visitors (+4.1%)
6 million cruise passengers at PortMiami (12.5%)
22 million arrivals at MIA (+2%)
$199.35 average daily hotel rate (+6.3%, fastest growth rate nationwide)
In 2019, more records are expected to be broken, thanks to new flights, cruise ships, and hotel rooms that have been added in the area.
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