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Sep 19, 2017, 16:50 ET Scenes from Orlando Tourism: Welcoming Visitors Post-Irma

As the most-visited travel destination in the United States, the Orlando tourism community was quickly up and running post-Hurricane Irma, hosting...


Aug 22, 2017, 13:40 ET Orlando's Good Eats and Holiday Treats: 2017's Must-See Events for Fall and Winter

This fall and winter, there is more to see and do in Orlando than any other time of year. With numerous food and wine feasts, unparalleled...


Aug 04, 2017, 10:35 ET Orlando Labor Day Deals

Signaling the end of the summer travel season, Labor Day weekend is the ideal time for travelers seeking a last-minute getaway at great prices. In...


Jul 06, 2017, 14:27 ET Record 100+ Restaurants Join Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Month Sponsored by American Express

Try Orlando's haute cuisine at a hot price this fall. Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Month, sponsored by American Express, returns Aug. 25 –...


May 23, 2017, 13:16 ET Orlando's Newest Openings Offer Something for Everyone This Summer

Recently named AAA's Top Destination for Memorial Day Travel, Orlando is unveiling some of the largest expansions in theme park history this week,...


May 11, 2017, 18:41 ET Orlando Thanks Visitors in a Big way for Making it No. 1 Destination in U.S.

Orlando took the concept of appreciating its visitors to unprecedented heights today as it achieved a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title, gathering...


Dec 01, 2016, 15:10 ET Orlando's 17 New "Must-Sees" Coming In 2017

With some of the largest expansions in theme park history and a year packed with new sporting venues and events, Orlando - Theme Park Capital of...


Nov 17, 2016, 10:00 ET Orlando's Holiday Events Shine with Creativity

With candy cane hunts, a life-size chocolate Santa, Macy's Holiday Parade and marching toy soldiers – imagination comes to life in an...


Sep 15, 2016, 10:44 ET Orlando Transforms into "Halloween Capital of the World" in a Two-Month Celebration with 130+ Events

 This fall, Orlando goes from being not only the "theme park capital of the world", but also the "Halloween capital of the world", with over...


Aug 25, 2016, 15:01 ET Visit Orlando's New Mobile App a First for Travelers

The No. 1 most visited destination in the U.S. – known for innovative vacation experiences – unveiled another "first" for visitors...


Aug 17, 2016, 14:56 ET Stretch Out Summer -- And Your Dollars -- With Orlando Labor Day Deals

Labor Day marks the last long weekend of the summer season, and travelers looking for a last-minute, affordable getaway are in luck. Labor Day...


Jul 28, 2016, 10:00 ET Unprecedented 90 Restaurants Participating in Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Sponsored by American Express

This fall, food lovers can experience deals at 90 of the most popular restaurants in Orlando – including 19 new program participants –...


May 11, 2016, 14:03 ET Orlando Welcomes Box Office Hits and Big Thrills as New Attractions Premiere this Summer

From the colossal return of King Kong, to a "Galaxy Far, Far Away" coming closer than ever, to the launch of the tallest, fastest and longest...


May 02, 2016, 15:26 ET Orlando Welcomed 66 Million Visitors in 2015

Visit Orlando announced a new all-time record for the destination. In 2015, 66.1 million people visited Orlando, growing 5.5 percent from 2014 and...


Mar 03, 2016, 14:43 ET Orlando Named No. 1 Destination for Spring Break

 In a recent study of traveler data, Orlando was ranked the No. 1 Spring Break Destination for 2016, according to Orbitz.com. The survey found...


Jan 05, 2016, 10:52 ET From Springs to Falls to Frozen, Orlando Awash With 'A Sweet 16' of New Openings in 2016

From popular film franchises Frozen and King Kong to Orlando's tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster, the theme park capital of the world is...


Feb 05, 2015, 14:09 ET 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 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 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...


Feb 19, 2014, 18:24 ET 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 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...