Category archives: Industry News

Orlando Named Top Meetings Destination

Orlando Named Top Meetings Destination

  • Posted on 06/02/2017

Once again Orlando has been named the No. 1 meetings destination in the country, according to Cvent’s newly released 2017 Top Meetings Destination list. After evaluating booking activity for more than 5,000 U.S. cities from the Cvent Supplier Network, the rankings placed Orlando in the top spot for the fifth time in ...

Out-of-This-Galaxy Moments from Star Wars Celebration in Orlando

Out-of-This-Galaxy Moments from Star Wars Celebration in Orlando

  • Posted on 06/01/2017

A record-breaking 70,000 plus Star Wars fans from around the world celebrated the franchise's 40th anniversary during Star Wars Celebration 2017 in Orlando. It was the biggest and most widely-attended Star Wars Celebration in its history bringing together the biggest names across the saga like Mark Hamill and Hayden Christensen plus surprise guests ...

17 New Openings in Orlando 2017

17 New Openings in Orlando 2017

  • Posted on 02/23/2017

From new dining & entertainment for entertaining clients, to a celebrity hosted adventure for an epic themed party to exploring an entirely new world with colleagues, Orlando is ramping up for another landmark year with even more reasons to host an #OrlandoMeeting. We've gathered a list of new openings coming to Orlando this year guaranteed ...

The National Business Aviation Association’s BACE took off in Orlando with Resounding Success

The National Business Aviation Association’s BACE took off in Orlando with Resounding Success

  • Posted on 12/07/2016

 

NBAA-BACE, the National Business Aviation Association’s annual convention & exhibition soared to new heights this year in Orlando. With over 1,100 exhibitors and over 27,000 industry professionals, with 90 countries represented, this annual conference continues to rank as the largest aviation show in the world and one of the largest tradeshows in the ...

International Insect Industry Forms a Happy Hive in Orlando for ICE 2016

International Insect Industry Forms a Happy Hive in Orlando for ICE 2016

  • Posted on 11/29/2016

 

Orlando was abuzz with the recent International Congress of Entomology, held September 25 – 30. Returning to the USA for the first time since 1976, this year’s Congress was themed around “Entomology without Borders.”

Serving as meeting point for visitors from around the world, Orlando was the perfect location for the conference. With world-class amenities ...

Visit Orlando Launches New Destination Mobile App

Visit Orlando Launches New Destination Mobile App

  • Posted on 10/05/2016

 

Visiting Orlando just got a whole lot easier with the launch of our new mobile app. Through groundbreaking functionalities visitors can use their mobile device to explore the destination and find restaurants and attractions near them during their stay, which is sure to enhance your attendee experience. 

From the home of innovation, Visit Orlando’s ...

Worth Magazine Names Orlando a  “Most Dynamic City in America” for 2016

Worth Magazine Names Orlando a “Most Dynamic City in America” for 2016

  • Posted on 08/16/2016

 

Orlando -- the most visited destination in the nation as well as the number one region for both job and population growth -- has been recognized as one of the “Most Dynamic Cities in America” by the Worth Group, an integrated media company recognized as a resource for high net-worth individuals and world-class brands.

Featured in the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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