Visit Orlando unveiled our region’s new global brand, Unbelievably Real, at IMEX America 2022 — the largest trade show in the United States for the global meetings, events and incentive travel industry.
Over 10,000 industry professionals and exhibitors attended representing more than 180 countries, venues, vendors and suppliers.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, we continue to work with Orange County Emergency Management and community partners to serve as a resource in their recovery efforts. Residents and travelers displaced by the effects of the hurricane can apply for Transitional Sheltering Assistance, and FEMA will pay the cost to stay in certain lodging providers for a limited period.
To view the latest Orange County Government update held on Oct. 10, watch the conference on YouTube or Vimeo. For emergency updates, visit ocfl.net/Ian.
12 Days of Magical Getaways
This week we launched Visit Orlando’s 12 Days of Magical Getaways Sweepstakes in collaboration with Walt Disney World Resort and flights provided by Frontier Airlines. This unique promotion, running until Dec. 5, will offer the opportunity to win one of 12 trips to Orlando for one winner, and three of their besties, to experience the Walt Disney World Resort 50th Anniversary celebration, just in time for the holidays.
For the week ending October 8, 2022, Metro Orlando occupancy was 73.6%, up 10 percentage points from last week’s 63.6% and higher than the same week in 2019 (72.5%). Average daily rate jumped to $147.42 from $130.45 the prior week.
Around the Destination
2022 Women’s Achievement Award Gala: Thank you to the Women’s Executive Council (WEC) for recognizing me as a Woman of the Year. In addition, several fellow business and community leaders were honored with Women Achievement Awards. Since 1987, WEC has awarded over $761,000 in scholarship funds to more than 430 women in Central Florida.
Brazil America International Summit: Visit Orlando attended the Brazil America International Summit presented by the Central Florida International Chamber of Commerce and the Brazil America Council. More than 100 attendees learned about Visit Orlando, Central Florida’s tourism economic impact, the Brazilian tourist influence and future growth of our destination.