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Atlanta Company Buys Reunion Resort & Club Near Walt Disney World

Atlanta Company Buys Reunion Resort & Club Near Walt Disney World

Kingwood International Resorts has purchased the AAA Four Diamond-rated Reunion Resort and released an ambitious expansion plan for the Disney-area golf destination. Kingwood announced plans to make significant investments in Reunion Resort, including the addition of 1,200 rental accommodations, a new 400-room hotel with convention and meeting facilities to enhance the resort’s condominium and private home rentals.

Orlando Airport Seeks Family Facial Recognition Tech To Speed Up Efficiency

Orlando Airport Seeks Family Facial Recognition Tech To Speed Up Efficiency

Being able to move guests at a much faster rate would make vacations smoother and help improve the Orlando experience. “We’ve been working with U.S. Customs & Border Protection on a facial recognition system for international arrivals,” Brown said during Orlando Business Journal’s Feb. 8 Making the Connection: Smart Cities, Smarter Transportation luncheon at the airport. “The next step is to install a camera that actually can take a family at one time and process them in the system.”

Need Convincing About Orlando Being The Vacation Capital Of The World?

Need Convincing About Orlando Being The Vacation Capital Of The World?

Tourism annually generates approximately $71 billion in economic impact and supports roughly 449,000 jobs (41% of Orlando’s workforce). Visitor spending, in the neighborhood of $45 billion, provides more than $2 billion in state taxes and $3 billion in local taxes. Also, since 2009, visitation has increased 55%, while visitor spending is up 75%.

Orlando Named One Of The Hottest Housing Markets For 2019

Orlando Named One Of The Hottest Housing Markets For 2019

There are some signs that the trend is away from the West Coast and toward the South and Southeast,” said Zillow senior economist Aaron Terrazas. “Affordability is attractive—for both young professionals and booming businesses, earning markets like Orlando, Minneapolis, Dallas and Nashville top billing in 2019.”

Record Setting Orlando Welcomes 72 Million Visitors In 2017

Record Setting Orlando Welcomes 72 Million Visitors In 2017

The latest numbers showed the strength of tourism in 2017 — a year where Hurricane Irma shut down the theme parks temporarily and disrupted lives in much of the state and cements Orlando, as the World's favorite destination when it comes to tourism.

Osceola Commits $20M Of Tourist Tax Funding For New W192 Sports Complex

Osceola Commits $20M Of Tourist Tax Funding For New W192 Sports Complex

Commissioners are scheduled to vote Monday on a Development Agreement with LifeSports USA to build and operate a 60-acre sports complex at the southwest quadrant of W192 and the S.R. 429 interchange. The complex would anchor a 23-acre town center on W192 with up to 81,000 square feet of commercial space, including a 128-room hotel, and a 300-unit apartment complex.

3 Disney Springs Eateries On OpenTable's Reastaurant Top List

3 Disney Springs Eateries On OpenTable's Reastaurant Top List

The Boathouse features waterfront dining with a seafood-centric menu. Morimoto Asia is a concept by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto that offers a Pan-Asian menu. STK Orlando is a two-story steakhouse with an in-house DJ and an outdoor patio.

Looking To Tie The Knot - Head To The Land of Fantasy And Make Believe

Looking To Tie The Knot - Head To The Land of Fantasy And Make Believe

According to a WalletHub study, Orlando beat out Las Vegas to earn the 2018 top spot. The study looked at factors such as the average cost of a wedding; the number of wedding chapels, churches, and bridal shops; and, of course, activities and attractions.

Orlando International Airport Busiest in Florida with Record Passenger Traffic in 2017

Orlando International Airport Busiest in Florida with Record Passenger Traffic in 2017

“Orlando International is busier than we have ever been before, we are also now the busiest airport in the state of Florida. With our balanced increase in both domestic and international visitors, 2017 proved to be yet another record breaking year, reflecting the dynamic business activity of the region,” says Frank Kruppenbacher, Chairman of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.