Miami is on a hot streak. Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) president & CEO William D. Talbert, III, (pictured) reports that Travel and Tourism’s overnight visitors to Greater Miami and the Beaches for 2013 surpassed another benchmark with a record-breaking 14.2 million overnight visitors, a 2.2% increase over 2012.
“This is the first time the destination has welcomed more than 14 million overnight visitors and marks the fourth consecutive year of record-breaking overnight visitors to the destination,” said Talbert.
In 2013, Greater Miami and the Beaches welcomed a record 7.13 million international overnight visitors, an increase of 4.4% over the previous year and a record 7.09 million domestic overnight visitors, a 0.2% increase over the previous year. A record $22.8 billion in visitor expenditures for 2013 represents an increase of 4.6% over 2012.
In 2013, Greater Miami and the Beaches ranked fourth in all three categories of revenue per available hotel room (RevPar), hotel room rate, and occupancy among the Top 25 U.S. Hotel Markets. The destination achieved new records in 2013 for RevPar of $137.60, an increase of 10.1% over the previous year. Average daily room rate reached a record (ADR) $176.66, an increase of 8.1% over the previous year and hotel room occupancy climbed to a record 77.9%, a 1.8% increase over 2012.