In simultaneous bi-coastal events, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs along with City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer in Orlando, Fla. and Visit Orlando President and CEO Gary Sain in San Francisco announced Orlando drew a record-breaking 51.46 million visitors in 2010, up 10.5 percent from 46.6 million in 2009. Domestic visitation accounted for 47.78 million visitors, a 10.3 percent increase over 2009; and international travel totaled 3.68 million, an increase of 12.6 percent from 2009.

With this record, Orlando is the first destination in the country to welcome more than 50 million visitors and remains the most visited destination in the U.S.