Orlando Celebrates Travel & Tourism Week

National Travel & Tourism Week

Orlando celebrated National Travel & Tourism Week with industry visionary Gerard J. Inzerillo, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide, during a gathering of more than 900 members of the tourism community. With more than five decades at the helm of some of the world's leading hospitality and entertainment companies, Inzerillo has helped brand icons from celebrities to legendary hotel chains. The celebration also included proclamations presented by Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer to Visit Orlando and the Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association. The mayors praised the "hard-working men and women in tourism" for their role in welcoming more than 68 million visitors.


Orlando Thanks Visitors in Big Way

Orlando Thanks Visitors in Big Way

Visit Orlando unveiled its new milestone visitation number of 68 million by setting the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDSTM title "Most Greetings Cards Collected in 24 Hours." As a way to say thank you to Orlando visitors in 2016, the Orlando tourism community came together to handwrite 3,144 thank you cards for #OrlandosBIGThankYou. This new campaign will run through the remainder of the year thanking guests for their support through hand-written cards, Visit Orlando's social media channels, marketing communications, destination websites and member programs.


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