Since all of the U.S. theme parks and attractions first closed in March, the tourism and hospitality industry has been ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic. Cruise ships were docked, parks were closed and hotels were shut down in an effort to stop the spread. Many still haven’t reopened, and those that have aren’t seeing the sort of attendance they’re used to. Today, for the first time in a long time, hope has been given to this struggling industry. Pfizer, a biopharmaceutical company, has announced their COVID-19 vaccine tests have proven to be 90% effective during trials.
Tourism officials and Visit Orlando announced this week that Orlando had a record-setting 75 million annual visitors in 2018, increasing 4.2 percent over the previous year.[Read more…]
By Banks Lee
A look back at the week of Tweeted photos from @Attractions Twitter feed [Read more…]
The Visit Orlando organization has revealed that more than 62 million people visited Orlando in 2014, marking a new all-time record for the U.S. travel industry. Visitation grew five percent from 2013 as visitors from around the world came to experience all that is new across the city. [Read more…]
It was another record-breaking year for Orlando with final 2011 visitation numbers revealing that Orlando welcomed 55.1 million visitors, up 7.2 percent from last year’s record setting 51.4 million. [Read more…]
President Obama made a quick stop at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom park yesterday to unveil a new policy to boost tourism. Here’s video of his full 12 minute speech and more. [Read more…]