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

Source: The Next Miami