Orlando’s U.K. travel business impact for 2022 projected to be at $765M

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British travel forecasts for Orlando in 2022 look promising with as much as $765 million worth of business at stake.

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The region, which hasn’t seen many overseas tourists since March 2020, is expected to get as many as 765,000 U.K. travelers next year, said Visit Orlando President and CEO Casandra Matej, during a “Orlando Welcomes the Brits Back” event on Nov. 1 at The Grove Resort & Water Park.

The event panel featured travel industry experts, airline and airport officials and U.K. representatives.

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The sudden surge in British activity to Orlando is thanks to the upcoming lift of the U.S. travel ban -- ending on Nov. 8 -- which will allow fully vaccinated travelers from several countries to enter the U.S. That has spurred a surge in demand to come to the states, according to several travel experts said.

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