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May 31, 2015, 17:34 ET
From left to right: Adrian Jones, Divisional Director - LEGOLAND Florida Resort; Peter Kacheris, Managing Director at Waldorf Astoria Orlando & Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek; Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs; Roger Dow, President & CEO U.S. Travel Association; and George Aguel, President and CEO of Visit Orlando, addressed nearly 500 international media at IPW 2015, the industry's premier convention taking place this year in Orlando, Fla.

Visit Orlando Unveils New Brand Creative; Announces Global Search For Stories

 Visit Orlando, the official tourism association in Central Florida, turned the page on a new chapter in the destination's history today by...

Apr 27, 2015, 11:21 ET
The 400-foot-tall Orlando Eye stands at the center of I-drive 360.

10 New Hot Spots on Orlando's International Drive

The American Society of Travel Agents recently named Orlando the No. 1 "Hot Spot for Summer Travel" in 2015. After a multi-year surge of...

Apr 09, 2015, 10:00 ET

Orlando Becomes First Destination To Surpass 60 Million Visitors, Sets New Record For U.S. Tourism Industry

 Visit Orlando, the destination's official tourism association, today announced that more than 62 million people visited Orlando in 2014. The...

Feb 05, 2015, 14:09 ET
At the center of I-Drive 360, the Orlando Eye offers breathtaking views of Central Florida.

Orlando Named No. 1 Hot Spot for 2015

Visit Orlando Spotlights 15 New Openings In The Coming Year  According to Priceline.com, Orlando is the No. 1 "hot spot" for travelers in...

Sep 30, 2014, 05:59 ET

'Made for Canadians' Deals Offer Savings Up To 50% Off Across Orlando

With Colder Weather Predicted in Canada, Visitors Can Enjoy the Sunshine with 75 Destination-Wide Deals ORLANDO, FL, Sept. 30, 2014 /CNW/ -...

Jul 23, 2014, 14:00 ET
Scallops a La CloClo from Bistro CloClo, a new addition to Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Month this year. (PRNewsFoto/Visit Orlando)

Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Month Returns Bigger Than Ever With More Restaurants And Dates

 More than 75 restaurants are serving up savings this September during Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Month. Returning in its ninth year with...

Jul 14, 2014, 15:00 ET
The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, a brand new roller coaster ride, is part of the newly expanded Fantasyland within Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom (PRNewsFoto/Visit Orlando)

Visit Orlando's Magical Deal Month Offers Savings Up To 50% Off Across The Destination

In the midst of blockbuster openings and major expansions across the destination, Visit Orlando is offering 30 days of savings up to 50 percent off...

Jun 16, 2014, 11:15 ET
Visit Orlando, the official tourism association for the most visited destination in the United States, has been named the exclusive global tourism partner of the US Open tennis tournament. Pictured left to right: United States Tennis Association Executive Director and COO Gordon Smith and Visit Orlando President and CEO George Aguel. (PRNewsFoto/Visit Orlando)

Visit Orlando Announces First-of-its-kind Partnership with U.S. Tennis Association

Visit Orlando, the official tourism association for the most visited destination in the United States, teamed up with the United States Tennis...

Apr 21, 2014, 10:00 ET
Visit Orlando President and CEO George Aguel announced that Orlando welcomed 59 million visitors in calendar year 2013, setting an all-time record for U.S. destinations. The record-breaking figure represents a more than three percent increase over the previous milestone set in 2012. (PRNewsFoto/Visit Orlando )

Orlando Sets All-New Record for United States with 59 Million Visitors in 2013

 Visit Orlando President and CEO George Aguel announced that Orlando welcomed 59 million visitors in calendar year 2013, setting an all-time...

Feb 19, 2014, 18:24 ET
The James Beard Foundation revealed today its 2014 Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists in Orlando, Fla, which led all Florida destinations in the number of chef nominations for the second consecutive year. Pictured left to right: Susan Ungaro, James Beard Foundation President; Julie & James Petrakis, The Ravenous Pig and Cask & Larder; Henry Salgado, Spanish River Grill and Txokos Basque Kitchen; Hari Pulapaka, Cress Restaurant and George Aguel, Visit Orlando President & CEO.  (PRNewsFoto/Visit Orlando)

Orlando Leads Florida With Four Chefs Named Semifinalists In 2014 James Beard Awards

 The James Beard Foundation revealed today its 2014 Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists in Orlando, Fla, which led all Florida destinations...

Jan 02, 2014, 11:32 ET
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Walt Disney World Resort.  (PRNewsFoto/Visit Orlando)

Ten Reasons to Visit Orlando in 2014

Multi-Park Expansion and Innovative Performing Arts Center Among Orlando's Must-See Additions  Orlando continues to reinvent itself with...

Aug 28, 2013, 15:13 ET

Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Month Returns In September with More Than 60 Restaurants

Three-Course Dinners For $33, New Dine and Stay Packages Available Orlando's top restaurants are offering $33 three-course dinners throughout...

Jun 27, 2013, 11:10 ET

Eat Free at Orlando's Theme Parks

Visitors Enjoy Free Dining and Great Room Rates During Orlando's Deal Season, Aug. 15 – Sept. 30 In the midst of blockbuster attraction...

Apr 04, 2013, 17:02 ET

Pre-Summer Orlando Getaway Saves Visitors Time and Money

New Attractions, Deals and Special Events Give Visitors More Reasons to Visit Orlando This May and June Shorter wait times at area...

Jan 24, 2013, 05:59 ET

Celebrate Family Day 2013 with a Getaway to Orlando

VisitOrlando.ca Lists Special Deals for Canadian Travellers ORLANDO, Jan. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Canadians searching for a new Family Day tradition...

Jan 10, 2013, 10:22 ET

2013 a Mega Year for Orlando

Unprecedented Theme Park Expansions, New Attractions and Accommodations Among 13 New Additions to The Country's Most Popular Destination...

Sep 17, 2012, 10:00 ET

¿Puedes hacer sonreír a la campeona olímpica Misty May-Treanor?

Con motivo de celebración del Día Mundial de la Sonrisa el 5 de octubre, la tres veces ganadora de medalla de oro olímpica, Misty...

Sep 14, 2012, 07:27 ET

Can You Make Olympian Misty May-Treanor Smile?

Three-time Olympic Champion Partners with Orlando to Celebrate World Smile Day and Benefit Special Olympics To celebrate World Smile Day on...

Jul 24, 2012, 10:18 ET

"Orlando's Deal Season" Returns Aug. 15 -- Sept. 30 With Enticing Offers, Special Events

VisitOrlando.com/deals To Aggregate Best Deals in Orlando Visit Orlando, Orlando's destination marketing organization, is offering visitors...

Aug 02, 2011, 10:14 ET

Visit Orlando Declares "Orlando's Deal Season"

Hotel Rates up to 65% Off, Plus Theme Parks, Dining and More Offers Aug. 15 – Sept. 30 Visit Orlando, Orlando's destination marketing...