Clear OIA Bottlenecks For International Travelers
Clear OIA bottlenecks for international travelers
For all the progress made in diversifying Central Florida’s economy over the past decade, tourism remains its foundation. Travelers to this region account for more than a third of all economic activity, support 424,000 jobs and generate more than $3 billion in local taxes, according to Visit Orlando.
Last year, the annual tally of visitors to Osceola, Orange and Seminole counties reached 68 million, a record. About 10 percent came from other countries, but international visitors tend to stay longer and spend more, so they have an outsized positive impact on travel-related businesses and jobs. That means anything that discourages travel from abroad …