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Articles tagged “orlando”

Tourism

Destinations Need to Roll Out a Better Welcome Mat for Visitors

That big welcome sign may not cut it anymore. Destinations need to figure out a clever way to make a strong first and last impression with visitors.

Destinations Need to Roll Out a Better Welcome Mat for Visitors

Tourism

SeaWorld Looks to Travel Agents to Help Reverse Attendance Woes

One big force in the travel industry, Southwest Airlines, did what was right as a good corporate citizen (or at least was worried about a brand hit), and is ending ties with SeaWorld after a 26-year relationship. Others in the travel industry see only dollar signs.

SeaWorld Looks to Travel Agents to Help Reverse Attendance Woes

Tourism

SeaWorld Concedes Blackfish Hurt Attendance in Second Quarter

SeaWorld has been trying to emphasize how it rescues sea creates and allegedly humanely treats orcas in captivity, but a segment of the public just isn't buying it, as SeaWorld's recent attendance figures show.

SeaWorld Concedes Blackfish Hurt Attendance in Second Quarter

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Are New Passport Control Kiosks In Orlando Reducing Wait Times?

Do the newest automated kiosks at Orlando International Airport really reduce wait times for arriving international visitors? The jury is still out.

Are New Passport Control Kiosks In Orlando Reducing Wait Times?

Tourism

Orlando Beats Out NYC as the Most Visited Destination in the U.S.

New York City draws more international visitors, who spend more time and money than U.S. travelers, but Orlando has its lock on repeat visitors elevating it to the most visited destination in the U.S.

Orlando Beats Out NYC as the Most Visited Destination in the U.S.

Tourism

Disney Credits Its Magic Bracelets for Increased Holiday Traffic

The claim of increased visitors because of the bracelets is dubious, but the outcome -- increased spending by guests with the bracelets -- is just what Disney was hoping for from the project.

Disney Credits Its Magic Bracelets for Increased Holiday Traffic

Tourism

Orlando’s Budding Beer Culture Gives Visitors an Option Outside of Parks

Orlando's new breweries will benefit from and help drive the city's latest marketing push, which targets young couples and groups of friends.

Orlando’s Budding Beer Culture Gives Visitors an Option Outside of Parks

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Orlando tops all other Florida airports in weapons seizures

With the spike in U.S. gun ownership comes more and more "forgotten" weapons at one of the few places where people can guarantee they're going to be searched for weapons.

Tourism

Orlando stands as most popular U.S. destination with 57 million visitors in 2012

It’s no coincidence that theme parks have also had a record year; however, Orlando’s deep-seated reputation as a family-friendly destination still stands at the root of its success.

Orlando stands as most popular U.S. destination with 57 million visitors in 2012

Tourism

U.S. theme parks unveil million-dollar renovations in time for summer

Americans overwhelmingly picked theme parks over national parks throughout the recession, and the parks are making sure visitors have a reason to return by funneling millions into new attractions.

U.S. theme parks unveil million-dollar renovations in time for summer