Get Hungry for a Good Cause

It's time to start planning your top picks for Visit Orlando’s 16th annual Magical Dining! This year’s program runs Aug. 27-Oct. 3 and features $37 three-course meals at over 80 of our area’s finest restaurants. Most menus are now live at MagicalDining.com, with more to come soon. New this year…

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Meet Our 2 Charities for Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining

The restaurants and menus are close to being finalized for Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining (Aug. 27 – Oct. 3), but as an appetizer, we’re proud to announce that we’ve selected two local charities to benefit from our annual $1 per meal donation. Who are this year's charity recipients? Watch the video…

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Approaching Pre-Pandemic Levels

As we start the second half of 2021, I wanted to bring you up to speed on some key Orlando tourism indicators, many of which are now approaching levels we haven’t seen in well over a year. Lodging: Hotel room demand remains strong, recording back-to-back weeks of occupancy above 70% — the first time…

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Sharing Smiles with Our Friends at the Russell Home

Several Visit Orlando staff members recently came together to volunteer at The Russell Home for Atypical Children, established in 1951 as the country’s first nonprofit caring for brain-damaged youth. The Russell Home, located in Edgewood, has been an indispensable part of our community ever since…

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Positioning Our Destination for Full Recovery

Travel is coming back strong, and we're working with a variety of industry and community partners to position our destination for a full recovery. This week, Visit Orlando Chair Brian Comes and I attended the ASAE CEO Symposium in Washington, D.C., for continued learning and networking with…

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The Power of Partnership Pays Off

Over the past year, our destination has advanced a collaborative, regionwide approach to mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 through our highly successful Safer, Stronger, Together educational campaign. Today, that campaign — a joint effort between Visit Orlando, Orange County government and the…

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Extending the Wonder this Summer

As the organization responsible for promoting travel to Orlando, we’re ramping up marketing efforts to capitalize on pent-up demand and drive summer visitation. While in years past, most Americans would have booked summer vacations months in advance, these are entirely different times. Research…

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#ShowYourRainbow

At Visit Orlando, we’re joining local efforts to recognize Pride Month by celebrating the positive impact of our LGBTQ+ community — while simultaneously working to create a fun, inclusive, welcoming destination for everyone. As you know, this year carries an even deeper significance for Orlando…

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Help Us Brainstorm a Better Future for Orlando

Visit Orlando is developing its next 3-year strategic plan to keep Orlando the destination that is sought after for leisure travel, meetings and conventions, as well as growth in amenities and jobs. We need your input and feedback. We have contracted MMGY NextFactor for the use of their diagnostic…

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