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IMMERSE Yourself in Arts, Entertainment & Dining

Orlando’s distinct arts and entertainment scene is a key cultural facet of our destination and a beautiful, living part of our community. Nothing embodies this quite like IMMERSE, the annual performing and interactive arts event this weekend in downtown Orlando. More than 1,000 artists and…

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Pop Quiz: Orlando is a Top Destination for ___?

If you had to name the top two cities in the U.S. for food-lovers, would you guess Orlando is one of them? If not, I’m pleased to surprise you with the happy news that we are No. 2 in the nation (behind Portland, Oregon), according to Wallethub. The rankings were based on two key factors:…

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Happy 50th, Walt Disney World!

Today kicks off the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration, an 18-month event that will draw millions of visitors and boost Orlando’s ongoing economic recovery. “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” promises to be a fantastic extravaganza, and with the return of international travel in…

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Welcoming the World Back to Orlando

It’s been a big week for Visit Orlando and the entire U.S. travel industry! As you’ll see in this video, we’ve spent the past few days in Las Vegas connecting with global travel buyers, journalists and hundreds of industry leaders at IPW, the world’s largest travel trade show. This is a key…

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Celebrating Today’s Big News

You might have seen the big news today that, in November, the United States will reopen our borders to overseas travelers who have received COVID-19 vaccines. This long-awaited milestone in our nation’s management of the virus holds considerable promise for Orlando’s tourism industry, especially…

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How We’re Supporting Our Meetings Industry

As challenges arising from the delta variant continue to cast uncertainty on the near-term future of America’s meetings industry, I want to share a few of the many ways Visit Orlando is working to bolster our reputation as the No. 1 destination for safe, successful, in-person events. First and…

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Thank you, First Responders

Tomorrow, America will pause to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11, a day when the bravery and sacrifice of our first responders was on full display. Now, two decades later, that same commitment is still evident — just on a different battlefield. For the past 18 months, police officers…

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New Research Shows Safety of Meetings

New research shows that face-to-face events are actually safer than daily activities like going to the grocery store. In fact, as reported by Northstar Meetings Group, “the mid-August research found infection rates at business events were as much as 95 percent lower than the average across the U.S…

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Introducing Our New 3-Year Strategic Plan

Today’s Business Insights Luncheon & Economic Forum at Hilton Orlando was a big success, with over 400 attendees on hand as we unveiled Visit Orlando’s new three-year strategic plan. This guiding document is the result of extensive destination-wide research and feedback from hundreds of key…

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The Wonder Remains

While it’s imperative our destination remain diligent in the fight against COVID-19 — increasing vaccination rates and promoting an environment of health and safety — it’s also important we continue to work toward Orlando’s full economic recovery by restoring the mighty impact of our No.1 industry…

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