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Articles tagged “orlando”

Ground Transport

Orlando could be next U.S. city to roll out bike share program

Similar to New York, bike-sharing systems offer an attractive transit option for the cities’ large tourism population, making it an investment that benefits locals and visitors alike.

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SeaWorld IPO: Breaking down shares from shrimp to whales

Blackstone's ability to make smart bets on the travel industry should have hotel brands considering why they're selling assets to the group rather than copying its strategies.

SeaWorld IPO: Breaking down shares from shrimp to whales

Tourism

After spending $1 billion on wireless tickets Disney lobbies to change Florida laws

Disney's influence in Florida legislature is at display with this new bill, but deeper scrutiny is needed as consumer advocates are asking.

After spending $1 billion on wireless tickets Disney lobbies to change Florida laws

Airlines

Orlando Airport and Southwest spar over new train and terminal

How often do you see airlines oppose a new terminal? Southwest and other airlines at the airport are arguing that a new terminal at Orlando Airport is unnecessary.

Orlando Airport and Southwest spar over new train and terminal

Tourism

Disney CEO Iger throws hissy fit over Congressman’s theme park privacy concerns

Uncharacteristically un-Disney-like response from Iger on the privacy concerns, the Congressman's letter was reasonable and was only raising questions in a routine way as any concerned lawmaker should. Strange; It just makes you more suspicious.

Disney CEO Iger throws hissy fit over Congressman’s theme park privacy concerns

Online Travel

Privacy concerns over new Disney theme park payment bracelets

Rep Ed Markey is the author of Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, and his questions on Disney's new pass aimed at children are valid ones, if only to understand if Disney has properly thought this through and has the protections in place.

Privacy concerns over new Disney theme park payment bracelets

SkiftX

Visit Orlando projects record in 2013 visitors

It will be interesting to see if the Brand USA campaign to attract foreign visitors really kicks in at theme park turnstiles.

Visit Orlando projects record in 2013 visitors

Airlines

Orlando dispatches airport translators to cater to growing number of international visitors

Orland is going the extra step by dispatching translators skilled with languages that fit the needs of most incoming passengers rather than setting up translation phones that are used at other destinations.

Airlines

More international flyers are headed to South America through Orlando’s Airport

Orlando is the third fastest growing airport in number of international passengers offering a variety of business opportunities, especially for countries wishing to reach Latin American populations.

Tourism

Universal Orlando fears slump as it breaks ground on Harry Potter, phase two

The entrance of Wizarding World of Harry Potter in 2010 finally gave Disney an Orlando competitor to worry about and, since then, it's been a bit of an arms race in central Florida. The necessary expansion of Potter world will only make the battle more interesting.