Anaheim enjoyed its sixth consecutive year of record breaking tourism, officials announced Tuesday.
The city drew 24.4 million visitors last year with spending about $9 billion throughout Orange County, according to Visit Anaheim. That’s up from $5.83 billion in 2013.
Compared with 2017, the tourism spending increased 4.3 percent throughout Orange County with visitation in the city rising 0.7 percent. Since 2013, tourism spending has risen 54 percent, officials said.
“Anaheim is proud to serve as the epicenter for tourism in Orange County which delivers positive economic benefits for every corner of the county,” said Jay Burress, Visit Anaheim’s president and chief executive.
“Tourism is an incredibly competitive landscape. The fact that 2018 heralded in another milestone year underscores the successes of destination development projects that have kept Anaheim attractive to visitors and meeting planners. All of these enhancements will continue to prove beneficial and positively impact our neighborhoods and region for years to come.”
The city drew 18.7 million visitors in 2013, and that number has continued to rise to 24.4 million last year.
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