Orlando was named the No. 1 U.S. destination for spring break travel by Travel Pulse.
Orlando was named a top U.S. travel destination according to new research released by Allianz Partners in its Top 10 Summer Rental Car Report.
The Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the country's second-cheapest airport for departures, with an average airfare of $241.01, according to a study by FinanceBuzz that looked at average domestic airfares from the 45 busiest airports in the U.S.
Orlando is the No. 2 best city for recreation based on various factors, including access to entertainment and recreation facilities, according to WalletHub.
Orlando is named the second-most vegan-friendly U.S. city, according to a recent study by WalletHub that compared the 100 largest U.S. cities across 17 key indicators of vegan- and vegetarian-friendliness.
Orlando is the second-best foodie city in America, according to a new analysis from WalletHub that compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 29 key indicators of foodie-friendliness.
Visit Orlando was awarded Destinations Council’s Destiny Award — which recognizes U.S. Travel destination members for excellence and creative accomplishment — in the “Innovation Award” category at U.S. Travel’s Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO).
Destination Leisure Awards
Orlando is the No. 1 place to get married according to Wallethub. The study compared 182 cities across three key dimensions: 1) Costs, 2) Facilities & Services and 3) Safety.
Greater Orlando is 2021's best summer travel destination according to WalletHub.com. The study compared 100 cities across six key categories: 1) Travel Costs & Hassles, 2) Local Costs, 3) Attractions, 4) Weather, 5) Activities and 6) Safety.
Orlando is ranked among 2021’s Best Cities for Staycations according to Wallethub. The study compared 182 U.S. cities, including the 150 most populated U.S. cities, across three key indicators of recreation, food and entertainment and rest and relaxation.
Orlando is the 2020 Gay Travel Awards winner in the Destination, Family category. The annual Gay Travel Awards, serves to support and promote LGBTQ travel and tourism by identifying and rewarding select companies exemplifying a genuine spirit of diversity and inclusiveness, superb customer service, and outstanding hospitality excellence
Orlando is the No. 1 cheapest destination in the U.S. to travel to according to a new Hopper report. The study analyzed the cheapest domestic destinations based on airfare and hotel rates.
Orlando is ranked the No. 1 Independence Day Travel Destination by AAA based on advanced travel bookings.
Orlando is the Most Dog-Friendly City for a Vacation in the US and Best City for Pet-Friendly Hotels, with 624 in the city, according to a study by Booking.com, based on the number of pet-friendly hotels, pet stores, dog-friendly parks and fun hikes.
Orlando is the Best U.S. City for Recreation, according to WalletHub. To determine the places where recreation is a high priority, WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities across 48 key metrics that speak to the benefits of recreational activities, and Orlando topped the list.
Orlando is the Best U.S. City for Families, according to United Airlines’ Hemispheres magazine’s Readers Choice Awards.
Orlando is named the No. 2 Best Foodie City in America, according to a study by WalletHub, based on 29 key indicators of foodie-friendliness including cost of groceries, affordability and accessibility of high-quality restaurants to food festivals per capita.
Orlando is ranked second among the most searched cities in the U.S. for fall getaways, according to HomeToGo. The These stats are based on data compiled from the world’s largest vacation rental search engine.
Orlando Metro is 2021's 10th best warm destination for winter travel, according to a recent study from the personal finance outlet WalletHub.com.
Orlando is named North America's Leading City Break Destination 2021 at the 28th annual World Travel Awards.
Orlando is 2021's 2nd best city for Thanksgiving, according to a recent study from the personal finance outlet WalletHub.com.
Orlando is 2021's 3rd best city for New Year's, according to a recent study from the personal finance outlet WalletHub.com, that compared the 100 biggest cities based on 28 key indicators of an epic New Year’s Eve celebration.
Meetings & Conventions Awards
Visit Orlando has been named Major Market CVB of the Year by ConferenceDirect, one of the world's leading providers of meeting and conference solutions and services.
Visit Orlando has been named Best CVB/DMO in the 2021 Smart Meetings Smart Stars Awards. Now in its tenth year, the Smart Stars Awards have become a meeting industry touchstone and continues to be an essential tool for planners worldwide. This year, meeting professionals voted among thousands of properties, choosing Visit Orlando as the top CVB/DMO.
Stephanie Naegele, Visit Orlando’s vice president of sales operations, has been recognized among this year's Smart Women in Meetings by Smart Meetings Magazine. Yulita Osuba, deputy director at the Orange County Convention Center, also made the list.
Visit Orlando received the highest honor (Gold) Stella Award for CVB/DMO in the South East as part of Northstar Meetings Group’s 5th Annual Stella Awards.
Visit Orlando has been selected as a 2021 Smart Meetings Platinum Choice Awards winner, nominated by Smart Meetings readers for consistently exceeding expectations and help planners deliver on their goals.
Visit Orlando is an IAEE Innovative Business Solution Award recipient, recognized in the creation of new and innovative business solutions, as a result of the 2021 IAEE Awards.
Visit Orlando was honored as a 2020-2021 Champion of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Presented by Traveling Teams in Sports Destination Management for the 48th AAU Junior National Volleyball Championships.
PR & Marketing Campaign Awards
Visit Orlando, Orange County Government and Orlando Economic Partnership were recently honored with a PRSA Silver Anvil Award for their “Safer, Stronger, Together" campaign, educating Orange County businesses and residents on health and safety measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 and emerge from the shutdown. The Silver Anvil is one of the most coveted national awards in the public relations field, recognizing "successfully addressing challenging issues with exemplary professional skill, creativity and resourcefulness."