• SpaceX once again postpones Falcon Heavy test fire

    SpaceX has once again pushed back its scheduled test fire of the Falcon Heavy rocket.
  • Aloft in Times Square – NYE Celebration at Aloft Orlando Downtown

    Join Aloft Orlando Downtown as they bring the New York Times Square experience to Orlando! They will be livestreaming the world famous ball drop and counting down to 2019! This year they are limiting tickets to a total of 450. They advise purchasing tickets in advance as they do anticipate selling out. For more information, click here. 
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  • From the President & CEO: Celebrating an Excellent Year in Tourism

    On Thursday, 1,000 leaders across our tourism industry and community gathered for Visit Orlando's Annual Meeting & Luncheon, a fitting way to put the finishing touches on a stellar 2018. We certainly had a lot to celebrate including:
    -- The tourism industry grew at its fastest pace since 2014, adding nearly 13,000 jobs.
    -- The average daily room rate set at an all-time high, occupancy levels continue to be well above state and national averages, and hotel construction is on the rise.-- Orang
  • From Research: Exhibition Industry Continues Steady Growth

     Growth in the exhibition industry continued during the third quarter of 2018, according to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research. The CEIR Index rose 1 percent, and all four components of the index increased: net square feet (+0.6 percent), exhibitors (+0.1 percent), attendees (+1.1 percent) and real revenues (+2.4 percent). Locally, the Orange County Convention Center had a very strong third quarter, with citywide attendance up 15 percent compared to the same period last year.
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  • Visit Orlando Updates: December 14

    CORPORATE
    Jones Inducted as Chair of Visit Orlando
    Adrian Jones of Merlin Entertainments USA was inducted as Visit Orlando's chairman of the board Thursday at the organization's Annual Meeting & Luncheon. He replaces Don Engfer of Tishman Hotel Corporation, who will stay on as past chair. New board members include Scott Hudgins (Disney), Thibaut van Marckle (Orlando Health), John Arie Jr. (Fun Spot) and Paul Mears III (Hello! Destination Management). Board members whose service has ended inc
  • Vacation Like a Pro During Pro Bowl Week in Orlando

    Enjoy unforgettable theme parks, attractions, outdoor adventures, dining, resorts and more when you visit Orlando for the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl.By Nate SheltonThe 2019 National Football League (NFL) Pro Bowl is bringing a full week of family-friendly football fun to Orlando from Jan. 23-27 — including many free activities — but the action doesn't stop there! Throw in our theme parks, attractions, acclaimed restaurants, top resorts and outdoor adventures, and it all adds up to the ultimat
  • By Bus, Boat, Bike and Train: Top 10 Ways to Tour Orlando

    Experience the country's No. 1 travel destination from a comfortable seat with 10 unique Orlando sightseeing tours and transportation options.By Nate SheltonOrlando is a wide-ranging destination with lots to discover — and you can see it all in comfort and style with tour operators and transportation providers throughout the area. Whether by bus, boat, bike or train, here are 10 of our favorite ways to tour Orlando's theme parks, attractions, hidden gems and natural wonders. Happy trails!S
  • Holiday Movie on Church Street: “It’s a Wonderful Life”

    The Church Street District invites you to see It’s a Wonderful Life, a Christmas movie classic, at the Mad Cow Theatre on Wednesday evening, December 19. The movie starts inside the theatre at 8 p.m. Great news! Show your holiday movie ticket to receive complimentary valet parking. (Good for 12/19 showing of “It’s a Wonderful Life”)
    Make an evening of your visit! The Freedom High School Patriot Singers will be performing before the movie from 6 – 8 p.m. in the
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  • GO Sports Wall Street Cantina Table Tennis Championship

    Join the Greater Orlando Sports Commission for a Table Tennis Championship this December 14, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. featuring your favorite local news anchors and personalities competing head to head at the Wall Street Cantina. Additional tables for open play will also be available, so bring a friend and come join the fun with festive specials and lively entertainment.
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  • NFL Alumni Central FL Holiday Party & Toy Drive

    Santa’s sleigh will be coming to Central Florida early this year to visit some families in need!
    The NFL Alumni Central FL is proud to be teaming up with Journey Church to bring holiday smiles throughout the Central Florida Area by sharing donations with our local charity – Boys & Girls Club.
    Join a good cause for our NFL Alumni Holiday Party Happy Hour and be sure to bring an unwrapped toy that will help provide a wonderful Christmas experience for the kids at this center in the
  • Natal em Orlando: Gastronomia que Irá Tornar Sua Experiência Inesquecível

    delicie-se com pratos típicos do natal e alternativas ecléticas ao visitar Orlando neste final de ano.A temporada de final de ano chegou e nada melhor do que celebrar com bons pratos ao lado dos amigos e familiares - algo que você encontrará em abundância nos restaurantes de Orlando! E os resorts também entram na onda da época, oferecendo pratos tradicionais e inovadores. Quer saber mais o que os restaurantes de Orlando vã
  • Divirta-se ao máximo Orlando sem comprometer seu orçamento

    Nossa renomada jornalista dá vários conselhos sobre como se divertir em Orlando sem gastar muitoPor Miriam PorterA vida de adulto pode ser bem complicada, principalmente pelo lado financeiro. Quando se tem filhos e se é pai ou mãe solteiro, a coisa pode ficar ainda mais difícil. Mas Orlando acolhe a todos, inclusive quem não pode gastar muito. Eu, por exemplo, sou mãe divorciada e estou sempre em busca de formas de economizar sem deixar de me dive
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  • Thornton Park New Years Eve Street Party

    Ring in 2019 in Thornton Park! The annual Thornton Park New Years eve Block party is bigger and better then ever. The block party stretches two city blocks in the Thornton Park District and includes 6 different venues, multiple stages, and 3 ticket options.
    Party at Graffiti Junktion, The Veranda, Dexters, Burtons, Island Time, Mother Falcon and rock the night away at the street party covering two city blocks. For more information, click here.
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  • Romance em 2019: os 10 melhores lugares para seu beijo de ano-novo em Orlando

    Preparamos um guia com lugares onde casais podem curtir a véspera de ano-novo com muito romantismo.Atualizado em novembro de 2018Atenção pombinhos: Orlando oferece os lugares mais mágicos, íntimos e memoráveis para casais aproveitarem o ano-novo! Se você quer curtir as festas de 2018 com aquele alguém especial, não pode perder nossas 10 dicas exclusivas para tornar a noite mágica um momento ainda mais inesquecível.Melhor
  • A volta do NFL Pro Bowl ao Camping World Stadium de Orlando!

    Os ingressos já estão à venda, e a votação do NFL Pro Bowl, edição de janeiro de 2019, no Camping World Stadium, em Orlando, já está aberta.
    Orlando não possui apenas parques temáticos e atrações turísticas de cair o queixo. Também valorizamos a nossa tradição, e esta da qual estamos prestes a falar teve início em 2017. Trata-se do National Football League (NFL) Pro Bowl
  • 10 dicas imperdíveis para comprar bem em Orlando

    Saiba como aproveitar ao máximo as lojas e ocomércio de Orlando com nossas dicas exclusivas.Atualizado em novembrode 2018 Em Orlando,comprar é uma experiência terapêutica. Você tem acesso a shoppings gigantescos,ruas pitorescas e distritos repletos de lojas, além de marcas de luxo a preçosinteressantes e produtos exclusivos, tudo dentro da região turística da cidade.Com a Black Friday dando início à temporada d
  • Orlando Story Club Best of 2018: My Favorite Things

    2018 Championship: MY FAVORITE THINGS
    This show is the Best Of 2018 Championship Storytelling Showdown!! Winners of all 2018 shows tell a story in one final holiday FACE-OFF!!
    Oh yeaaaaah. From best friends to destinations on a map, we’ve got our favorite places, restaurants, outfits, movies, songs, drinks and desserts. But the stories aren’t just about things, they’re about those we share them with.
    All proceeds support ArtReach OrlandoAdmission: $5 (additional donations
  • Ugly Sweater Holiday Release Party

    ‘Tis the season to be… tacky! Join us Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 5-9 p.m. Get snuggly in something ugly and cheers to 25% OFF our limited holiday releases: Bock Tha Ass Up Bock & A Danny White Christmas Witbier! For more information, click here.
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  • 4 Free YogaMix Classes

    Is Yoga part of your 2019 Resolutions? Please join us for one or all of these free sessions compliments of Oscar Health. You’ll learn yoga flow fundamentals.
    So, if you’re working downtown, grab your friends, pop over to our Pop Up Flow. Enjoy juice, healthy shots and go back to work with some wellness swag. (Limited # of Mats provided).
    Find us at the Oscar First Aid Gallery Pop up at City Arts FactoryMonday 12/10. 5- 6 PM w/ ShanaTuesday 12/11 1-2 PM w/ AudreyWednesday 12/12 5- 6 P
  • 2019 Business of Sports

    Whether it’s amateur, professional, collegiate or otherwise, sports events and competitions fill up hotel rooms, restaurants, stadiums and gymnasiums throughout our region. Learn what’s on the horizon from a panel of sports industry leaders. To register, click here.
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  • 2018 Doing Business in Downtown Panel Luncheon

    Join OBJ for the 2018 Doing Business in Downtown panel discussion luncheon. We’ll introduce you to the people and organizations that are shaping one of Central Florida’s most dynamic regions. To register, click here.
    The post 2018 Doing Business in Downtown Panel Luncheon appeared first on DowntownOrlando.com.
  • The Florida Vintage Market at Wall St. Plaza

    The Florida Vintage Market is a unique shopping experience in the heart of Downtown Orlando! Located on Court St. where you will enjoy a variety of vendors curating some of the best in vintage garments, jewelry, handmade goods and more!
    In conjunction with BRKN International: there will be a live DJ, Dance Battles, and Drink Specials!
    Inquiries, please email: gazzellisportsvintage@gmail.com.
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  • Orlando Game Space – Grand Opening

    Join us for the grand opening of the Orlando Game Space, a first of its kind 10,000 sq ft. collaborative co-working space dedicated to innovating and facilitating Game development, AR/VR & emerging tech located in downtown Orlando right across from Lake Eola Park.
    Check out a Ribbon Cutting ceremony unlike any you’ve never seen before with City of Orlando’s Mayor Buddy Dyer.
    Enjoy Food, Drinks and Fun interactive experiences & games. For more information, click here.
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  • Cocktails and Carats

    Join us for an evening of Holiday Spirit, smiling faces, complimentary drinks, and savings on everything in the store! Shop our lines of gift ware and jewelry starting at only $30! Please RSVP to marketing@bayhilljewelers.com.
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  • Enjoy Wondrous Christmas Day Dining in Orlando

    Feast on traditional holiday favorites and eclectic alternatives when you visit Orlando this Christmas.The holiday season is upon us, and there's no better way to celebrate with family and friends than over a delectable Yuletide feast — something you'll find in abundance at restaurants open on Christmas in Orlando! From acclaimed resort eateries to standalone favorites, and traditional dishes to innovative twists, here's what top Orlando restaurants are serving on Christmas Day and Christm
  • From the President & CEO: A Warm Welcome to Orange County's New Leaders

    On behalf of Visit Orlando and our member companies, congratulations to Orange County's newly elected officials.
    Mayor-elect Jerry Demings, three new county commissioners (Christine Moore, District 2; Mayra Uribe, District 3; and Maribel Gomez Cordero, District 4) and Sheriff-elect John Mina will be sworn in Dec. 4 at 10:30 a.m. in the Convention Center's North Concourse. Tuesday's oath-of-office ceremony at OCCC is free and open to the public, so I encourage you to join me there.We have a long,
  • From Research: Positive Outlook for the Holidays

    The strong domestic economy and exciting new product in Orlando are contributing to an encouraging outlook for holiday travel to Orlando. Advance hotel bookings for Dec 26-31 are nearly 5 percent ahead of this time last year. The holiday period is one of the busiest times in Orlando, with 2017 holiday occupancy averaging 93 percent vs. the 2017 annual average of 79.3 percent.
  • Visit Orlando Updates: November 30

    PUBLICITY
    Spreading the News About Orlando's Holiday Events
    Visit Orlando's public relations team secured a five-minute segment on CHCH Morning Live Hamilton, one of Canada's leading morning shows. Lifestyle and travel expert Angie Campanelli highlighted our destination's holiday events, directing viewers to find more information at VisitOrlando.ca. Campanelli also mentioned the convenience and accessibility of traveling from Hamilton to Orlando with new airline service from Swoop.MARK
  • 12 melhores lugares para ver o Papai Noel em Orlando

    Saiba onde encontrar o velhinho neste natal em Orlando.
    Atualizado em novembro de 2018Com a chegada do natal, é fácil ficarmos maravilhados pelo espírito desta linda época de festas. Porém, não tem nada mais mágico do que visitar e interagir com o Papai Noel em pessoa, né!? A boa notícia para quem planeja visitar Orlando em 2018 é que haverá muitos lugares onde isso será possível, e mais, o Bom Velhinho te
  • Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Farewell Play Tour

    Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Farewell Play Tour is coming to Orlando’s Amway Center on Sunday, February 10, 2019 for two performances. To purchase tickets, click here.
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