Category archives: Industry News

Growth & Innovation: Orlando’s Meeting Offerings Continue to Expand

Growth & Innovation: Orlando’s Meeting Offerings Continue to Expand

  • Posted on 10/26/2018

Thanks to constant improvements throughout the destination, Orlando continues to be the No. 1 meetings destination in the U.S.

Orlando’s ability to host world-class meetings has been bolstered in recent years by explosive growth and constant upgrades at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), Orlando International Airport (MCO) and meetings hotels throughout the ...

Orlando Ranked as Top U.S. Meetings Destination for 2018

Orlando Ranked as Top U.S. Meetings Destination for 2018

  • Posted on 10/02/2018

Orlando is recognized as the No. 1 meeting destination in the U.S. by Cvent for the fifth year in a row.

For the fifth straight year, Orlando has been named the No. 1 meetings destination in the U.S. according to Cvent’s 2018 Top Meetings Destination list. Based on hotel sourcing activity through ...

NPE: The Plastics Show Grows in Orlando

NPE: The Plastics Show Grows in Orlando

  • Posted on 07/30/2018

See why organizers and attendees of NPE: The Plastics Show have fallen in love with Orlando.

The NPE: The Plastics Show returned to Orlando for its third consecutive outing, with plans to stay at the Orange County Convention Center through at least 2027. See why organizers and attendees love the massive event’s current home ...

Fall for Orlando in 2018

Fall for Orlando in 2018

  • Posted on 07/03/2018

Your guide to the hot deals, acclaimed dining, special events and new attractions waiting for event planners and attendees in Orlando this fall.

Fall is value season in Orlando! With cooler temperatures, fewer crowds, better meeting values and an array of special events, there is no better time to bring your group to Orlando. See ...

Why Orlando continues to be the Most Visited Destination in the Country

Why Orlando continues to be the Most Visited Destination in the Country

  • Posted on 05/23/2018

Get a look at the world-class infrastructure, dining, accommodations and experiences that helped Orlando attract a record-breaking 72 million visitors in 2017.

Visit Orlando has announced a historic milestone in the travel industry, with Orlando becoming the first U.S. destination to surpass 70 million annual visitors. We welcomed a record-shattering 72 million travelers in ...

Orlando International Airport Continues to Soar to New Heights

Orlando International Airport Continues to Soar to New Heights

  • Posted on 05/02/2018

Get a look at the many ways Orlando International Airport improved in 2017, and a sneak peek at upgrades coming in 2018 and beyond.

Visited by more than 44 million passengers each year, Orlando International Airport (MCO) is J.D. Power & Associates’ No. 1 mega airport in terms of customer satisfaction — but it’s not ...

Discover how this top Medical Convention found Record-Breaking Success through Partnership with Visit Orlando

Discover how this top Medical Convention found Record-Breaking Success through Partnership with Visit Orlando

  • Posted on 04/17/2018

Visit Orlando and OCCC receive high praise for a record-breaking VMX 2018. Discover why Orlando is a perfect fit for your next medical conference.

In February, VMX 2018 — aka Veterinary Meeting & Expo — returned to the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando for the second year. Formerly known as the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC ...

Visit Orlando Pres. & CEO George Aguel Talks About Orlando’s Record-Breaking 2017 and What’s Next for the Destination

Visit Orlando Pres. & CEO George Aguel Talks About Orlando’s Record-Breaking 2017 and What’s Next for the Destination

  • Posted on 03/28/2018

Visit Orlando President & CEO George Aguel recently spoke to Successful Meetings magazine about Orlando’s record-breaking 2017 and what’s next for the destination.

From convention center improvements to new theme parks, Orlando is on the move according to Successful Meetings magazine. In a new feature, Visit Orlando President & CEO George Aguel spoke with the ...

Four Reasons Microsoft Ignites in Orlando

Four Reasons Microsoft Ignites in Orlando

  • Posted on 02/07/2018

Learn the top 4 reasons why organizers and attendees of 2017’s Microsoft Ignite loved having the massive tech conference in Orlando.

The tech-focused Microsoft Ignite came to Orlando for the first time in September with 26,000 attendees excited about the location, and even more impressed by the results.

“When we announced that Microsoft ...

Orlando Back in Business with Meetings and Events

Orlando Back in Business with Meetings and Events

  • Posted on 09/15/2017


Orlando resumes meetings, conferences and more this week after Hurricane Irma.

The Orlando meetings industry resumed full operations after Hurricane Irma earlier this week. The destination’s attractions, hotels, resorts and meetings facilities are up and running, and already working with meeting planners on scheduling future shows.

The destination is currently hosting thousands of visitors ...