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Best Bites Coming To Walt Disney World® Resort In October

Best Bites Coming To Walt Disney World® Resort In October

Flying Fish has added a few new signature dishes to their menu, including a Filet Mignon with asparagus and honshimeji mushroom as well as Chilean Seabass with Spanish octopus and vegetable mélange and Sardinian Pasta featuring Maine lobster, scallops, shrimp, and garden herbs. And for dessert, satisfy your sweet tooth with a delectable Cocoa Beach with vanilla custard, milk chocolate bavarois, and feuilletine crunch.

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 International Shatters the 47 Million Annual Passenger Mark

Orlando International Shatters the 47 Million Annual Passenger Mark

“This is a significant milestone in Orlando International Airport’s history because it shows the sustained strength of the Central Florida economy,” says Phil Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “With over 47 million annual passengers and growing, we must continue to plan and build for future growth, following the vision that was established more than three decades ago.”

Does It Seem Like There's More People In Orlando These Days?

Does It Seem Like There's More People In Orlando These Days?

“We are on track to have a record breaking summer at Orlando International Airport. Our passenger growth is reflective of the value placed on this community by our travelers,” says Phil Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “At our current pace we should surpass 47 million annual passengers by the end of summer.”

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.

Orlando Home Sales To Global Buyers Jumps 20 Percent In 2017

Orlando Home Sales To Global Buyers Jumps 20 Percent In 2017

“The international real estate market is crucial to Orlando’s real estate industry and overall economy,” says Senior Global Real Estate Advisor, Garry Walmsley with The Orlando Agency, a Division of Global Real Estate Services, Inc. "There were approximately 61,300 Florida homes sold to foreign nationals during the 2017 study’s 12-month period.

Orlando International Breaks the 44 Million Passenger Mark with Strong October Traffic

Orlando International Breaks the 44 Million Passenger Mark with Strong October Traffic

We knew this day was coming and we have been steadily preparing for it. Our current $3.5 billion Capital Improvement Program has us on the right track to grow as needed to meet the ever increasing demand,” says Phil Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

Christmas/New Year’s Travel Record Expected at Orlando International Airport

Christmas/New Year’s Travel Record Expected at Orlando International Airport

One week from today, Orlando International Airport (MCO) kicks off what is expected to be another record-breaking holiday travel season. For the 21-day Christmas / New Year’s travel period, MCO is anticipating nearly 3 million passengers, or a 7 percent increase over last year.

BTI Partners Sources $55M In Tax-Exempt Bonds For Final Phase Of The Grove Resort & Spa

BTI Partners Sources $55M In Tax-Exempt Bonds For Final Phase Of The Grove Resort & Spa

An affiliate of South Florida-based developer BTI Partners has raised $55.26 million in tax-exempt bonds to fund the next year of renovation and construction at its 878-unit condo hotel The Grove Resort & Spa.

"The water parks was a portion of the debt raise, that's under construction as we speak and will be completed in January 2018," he said. "Phase 2 (another 280 units) should be opening by March 2018, and then a final phase of 280 renovated units will follow." 

First Look: Margaritaville Resort Orlando Vacation Cottages

First Look: Margaritaville Resort Orlando Vacation Cottages

The public this week is getting its first glance at the vacation cottages that will be available at Margaritaville Resort Orlando, which is scheduled to open in late 2018. From the look of things, Floridians might feel right at home.

“We are thrilled to showcase unique and one-of-a-kind vacation homes, which will truly let owners and renters escape to paradise through Margaritaville-inspired architecture and theming,” said James Bagley, project developer ~ vacation-home pricing starts at $250,000.