Orlando drops bid to host 2016 Democratic National Convention

High tourism during summer months was considered, officials say


ORLANDO, Fla. – The City of Orlando announced on Tuesday that it will no longer bid on hosting the next Democratic National Convention, which is to be held in the late summer of 2016.

Cassandra Anne Lafser, City of Orlando public information officer, said in an email: "The 2016 conference dates are not a good fit for our community due to our already high tourism numbers in the summer months when many of our venues and hotel rooms are already booked out and at capacity."

Fifteen cities were asked in April to bid on hosting the convention. All formal bids are due by June 6, and the chosen city will be announced by early 2015, according to CNN.