Meetings Gain Momentum in Orlando

From greater vaccine distribution to heightened travel readiness among consumers, the future of Orlando’s tourism industry grows a little brighter every day with incremental, but positive, progress toward recovery. Orlando’s successful return of safe meetings and conventions — in our hotels and the…

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New Marketing Campaign to Support Tourism Recovery

As visitation to Orlando drives our region’s economic health, my top priority is squarely focused on spurring recovery of tourism. I’m pleased to announce that Visit Orlando has now launched our destination's first full-scale, multistate marketing campaign since the start of the pandemic, The Wonder…

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Visit Orlando welcomes new president & CEO, Casandra Matej

I am Casandra Matej, Visit Orlando’s new president & CEO. I’ve long known Orlando as a special destination, but in this, my first week, I’m even further energized as I meet the talented people who live and work here in our industry. I’m honored to serve America’s greatest destination alongside…

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The COVID-19 Vaccine and Its Impact on Travel

One of the most pressing issues in our industry is how the COVID-19 vaccine might impact the recovery of travel. When will the vaccine be widely available? What effect is it having on traveler sentiment? Will we ever get back to normal? We've been tracking these and other questions along with our…

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Get to Know the New President and CEO

`Visit Orlando joins our industry in congratulating President Biden and Vice President Harris on their inauguration. Together, we stand ready to support the new administration in safely rebuilding the travel industry and the millions of jobs we support. We are already encouraged by the early actions…

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Meet Visit Orlando’s 2021 Board of Directors

We’re excited to introduce the community and business leaders joining our 2021 Board of Directors. We look forward to the insight, guidance and partnership they will bring to our organization and destination…

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2021 Travel Forecast

As we embark on this critical year in our destination's recovery, Visit Orlando's research team is here to support our industry and community. We continue to actively monitor numerous sources of data, developments and destination metrics, which we'll share with you on a regular basis. Looking ahead…

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Visit Orlando’s Tourism Update and Outlook

Thank you to our many member companies and community leaders who attended Visit Orlando’s first-ever virtual Annual Meeting last week, where we welcomed new board chair Brian Comes, area vice president of Hyatt Regency Orlando. During the meeting, Daryl Cronk, our senior director of market research…

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Record donation will help feed those impacted by COVID-19

We are thrilled to share that Visit Orlando’s 15th annual Magical Dining, with 78 member restaurants, raised a record $345,378 to help local residents struggling with food needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click the photo above to watch our heartwarming donation to Feed the Need Florida. Given…

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