Orange County sets tourism record: Attracts over 50 million visitors in 2018

According to the Orange County Visitors Association (OCVA), Orange County in Southern California welcomed a record-breaking 50.16 million visitors in 2018. This tremendous milestone brought with it an impressive visitor spending of more than USD 13 billion. The over 50 million visitor achievement reflects a 1.6% increase in visitation over 2017 figures. With respect to visitor spending, the new tally is 4.2% higher than 2017 levels, with spend from Middle East visitors ranking eighth amongst international guests.

The OCVA Dubai office also reached a milestone this month celebrating its fifth year since the opening of the regional office in the Middle East, making the OCVA the first and longest US destination to have a permanent promotional office in the Middle East.

“Visitors from the Middle East travel to Orange County California knowing they will be provided both with a warm welcome and one-of-a-kind experiences,” said Ed Fuller, president and CEO, Orange County Visitors Association. OCVA is constantly working to build unique value-added packages for visitors from the Middle East while extending offering and reputation as a world-class destination, he added.

You might also like

Comments are closed.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Sign up here to get the latest news, updates and special offers delivered directly to your inbox.
You can unsubscribe at any time