Category archives: Industry News

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 ...

Pet Product Lovers Flock to Orlando for the Global Pet Expo 2016

Pet Product Lovers Flock to Orlando for the Global Pet Expo 2016

  • Posted on 03/23/2016

 

Lovers and sellers of all things for pets got to preview and order from the latest products and innovations for the pet product industry at the annual Global Pet Expo in Orlando. On site at the West Hall of the Orange County Convention Center were 1,300 vendors from 40 countries including some of the ...

What Do Meeting Planners Want? Development Counsellors International Offers Some Answers

What Do Meeting Planners Want? Development Counsellors International Offers Some Answers

  • Posted on 01/06/2016


More than 200 meeting professionals were surveyed by New York-based Development Counsellors International and some of the revelations that came from the survey were some of the main obstacles meeting planners face when planning a meeting or event. According to the report, more than half of all planners felt their budget was limited and many ...

Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek Announces the “Top Five Meeting and Event Trends for 2016”

Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek Announces the “Top Five Meeting and Event Trends for 2016”

  • Posted on 12/30/2015


Each year the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek assesses trends, needs and demands of the meetings industry”, stated John F. Branciforte, director of sales and marketing. The Top 5 was created as thought provokers for an ever changing marketplace.

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Trend #1: Post it, Tweet it, Tag it!

More and more, we will see Groups ...

Bleisure Travel Shows Orlando Parks Not Just for Kids

Bleisure Travel Shows Orlando Parks Not Just for Kids

  • Posted on 11/11/2015


A helicopter manufacturer landed a new model chopper at Walt Disney World. A tech conference booked Universal's Harry Potter park. Those are just a few examples of how conventions and conferences take advantage of Orlando, Florida's theme parks when they hold their meetings there. Read More Here

Growing Meeting Attendance in Orlando

Growing Meeting Attendance in Orlando

  • Posted on 10/28/2015


Surf Expo is produced in January and September in Orlando and draws buyers from specialty stores across the U.S., the Caribbean, Central and South America and around the world. The show features approximately 2,600 booths of apparel, surf boards and other surf related items.  There’s also a full line-up of special events ...

Visit Orlando Taps into Emotion with New Ad Campaign

Visit Orlando Taps into Emotion with New Ad Campaign

  • Posted on 10/21/2015


Visit Orlando, the official tourism association for the Central Florida area, recently unveiled new brand creative for the meetings and conventions market. “Share Orlando” is the theme of the campaign that showcases stories inspired by authentic posts through the eyes of the meeting attendee or meeting professional. The stories are displayed in the form of ...

Visit Orlando Names Barbara Herod, CMP, National Accounts Director

Visit Orlando Names Barbara Herod, CMP, National Accounts Director

  • Posted on 09/09/2015

Visit Orlando is pleased to announce it has hired Barbara Herod, CMP as National Accounts Director. She will be based in Washington, DC. Herod comes to Visit Orlando with vast experience in sales, most recently with Experient, Inc. and the San Diego Tourism Authority. Throughout her career, Herod has hired and trained sales staff, spearheaded ...

Orlando Ranked No. 1  Meeting Destination in the United States

Orlando Ranked No. 1 Meeting Destination in the United States

  • Posted on 08/19/2015


Cvent, the leader in cloud-based enterprise event management solutions, announced today that Orlando is the No. 1 destination for meetings and events in the United States for 2015. Cvent developed the ranking based on meeting and event booking activity in its national supplier network.

"We are honored to be named the No. 1 meetings destination ...