More Tourists Visited Miami In 2018 Than Ever Before

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.