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Cvent Awards Orlando the Top Meetings City in the U.S….Again!

Cvent Awards Orlando the Top Meetings City in the U.S….Again!

  • Posted on 07/26/2016

 

Orlando has ranked No. 1 in four of the five years the ranking has been published.

Where are the top meeting cities around the country? Cvent answers that question with its annual report based on meeting and event bookings through its Cvent Supplier Network. The top three U.S. meeting and event cities, according to ...

Celebrity Chef Rick Bayless Opens New Mexican Restaurant at Disney Springs

Celebrity Chef Rick Bayless Opens New Mexican Restaurant at Disney Springs

  • Posted on 07/15/2016

The newest dining triumph to open at Disney Springs (Walt Disney World's dining and entertainment district) comes in the form of a restaurant experience that explores the love affair that Celebrity Chef Rick Bayless has with authentic Mexican cuisine. #TacoTuesday will never be the same in Orlando with the fresh flavors, alluring aromas and ...

Orlando Hosts Largest Youth Volleyball Event In History, AAU Athletes Show Support For The City

Orlando Hosts Largest Youth Volleyball Event In History, AAU Athletes Show Support For The City

  • Posted on 07/07/2016

 

The world’s largest youth volleyball event broke a new Guinness Book of World Records mark in Orlando – and showed unwavering support for the destination -- as it attracted more than 70,000 attendees from across the country to Orlando June 18 to 26, 2016. 

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The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Girls’ Junior National Volleyball Championships was ...

Looking to Grab a Cold One after the Meeting? Here are Top 5 Post Meeting Meet-ups Specializing in Brews

Looking to Grab a Cold One after the Meeting? Here are Top 5 Post Meeting Meet-ups Specializing in Brews

  • Posted on 07/05/2016

From swanky music lounges to mountain-lodge sports bars to interactive beer-drinking experiences, meeting planners and attendees alike will enjoy grabbing a cold one after a long day of meetings and sessions. Turn your post-meeting agenda into a beer-hopping adventure with these five unique International Drive favorites.    

Tin Roof

The infamous Nashville, Tennessee music scene comes ...

Sap’s Sapphire Now Comes To Orlando…And Tops Attendance Numbers

Sap’s Sapphire Now Comes To Orlando…And Tops Attendance Numbers

  • Posted on 06/29/2016

 

SAP is the largest software company in the world and it has been meeting in Orlando for 13 years.  Their SAPPHIRENOW and ASUG Annual Conference in May brought in more than 20,000 customers, partners and employees.

 

Held at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center, SAPPHIRENOW and ASUG Annual Conference, is one of the largest ...

First Look: STK Grand Opening at Disney Springs

First Look: STK Grand Opening at Disney Springs

  • Posted on 06/07/2016

 

One of the premiere steakhouses in the country, STK, has come to Disney Springs! The largest in the chain of restaurants, the Orlando location is wonderful for private meeting events.

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There’s a luxe private dining room “Tempest Storm” on the main floor that can seat up to 15 guests, as well as the option ...

Meeting Groups Will Love the New Soarin' at Epcot

Meeting Groups Will Love the New Soarin' at Epcot

  • Posted on 05/31/2016

 

Ready to take flight over some the world's most iconic locations and cities? The hang glider themed attraction at Epcot is set to soar on June 17, 2016 with an all new multi-sensory experience called Soarin' Around the World. The high flying ride will give Walt Disney World guests a bird's-view of famous ...

Groups Will Discover a Whole New World at Discovery Cove

Groups Will Discover a Whole New World at Discovery Cove

  • Posted on 05/17/2016

When Chicago-based Hinda Incentives decided to put together an evening event for their top clients, during a conference here in Orlando, they chose Discovery Cove for its one-of-a kind experience. By day,  Discovery Cove is known for its program for guests to swim with the gentle bottlenose dolphins, feed tropical birds or play inches away ...

Want An Unconventional Meeting Spot for Your Next Dinner In Orlando?  The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Offers a Few

Want An Unconventional Meeting Spot for Your Next Dinner In Orlando? The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Offers a Few

  • Posted on 05/04/2016


When it comes to events, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin offers meeting professionals a chance to think outside the box—or inside the kitchen! The hotel now offers receptions, dinners and other group events outside the traditional banquet halls and meetings spaces, in areas including giant freezers, banquet kitchens and back hallways. 

Here ...

After the Meeting, a Round of Golf May Be a Great Way to Relax

After the Meeting, a Round of Golf May Be a Great Way to Relax

  • Posted on 04/12/2016


We’re flush with golf courses here in Orlando—more than 150—so it may be difficult to choose. Here are some well-known courses, not too far from our Convention Center, in the heart of the tourist area.

Shingle Creek Golf Club

The David Harman designed, 18-hole, 7,149-yard championship golf course, below, features undulating ...

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