Thursday, August 22, 2019
The game staying for an additional year is considered a major win for the tourism industry. The Pro Bowl has generated more TV viewers than any other sporting event that Orlando has hosted since the Orlando Magic made the NBA finals a decade ago.
“The hub features tips and resources for green, sustainable travel throughout the state. Visitors can find information about environmentally friendly attractions, activities, dining, transportation, and lodging – and how to practice voluntourism while in Florida,” the governor’s office noted. 
Comcast disclosed that Epic Universe is being built on a multi-hundred-acre plot of land northeast of the Orange County Convention Center, approximately four miles from Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios.
Florida's theme parks have enjoyed strong attendance in recent months and there are several new attractions which could help both Disney World and Universal Orlando improve on their record-breaking 2018. Here are some of the new attractions that will attract visitors for the fall 2019 season.
PETA claims that SeaWorld has a history of “notorious animal abuse” and applauded Virgin Holidays decision to end its relationship with the Florida theme park.
According to SeaWorld, First Responder Salute tickets purchased at Seaworld.com/firstresponders by July 31 can be redeemed for park entry until August 18, 2019. Those eligible for this offer include fire rescue responders, EMT/EMS employees, law enforcement officers, and 911 dispatchers.
On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis called the new direct flight another victory for the state of Florida resulting from his recent trip to Israel. The flights are already underway--now the governor hopes they will fill up.
“Infrastructure development and maintenance are critical for rural communities to become more resilient,” said DeSantis. “We will continue to help these communities as they prepare for the future by utilizing every resource we have.”
Back in May 2017, Rooney brought out the “Travel Agent Retail Fairness Act” which, according to the congressman’s office, rolls back regulations “which would remove a regulatory block and strike travel agencies from the blacklist that prohibits them from utilizing an exemption from federal overtime rules.
“The record-breaking success of Florida’s visitation is the result of the hard work of our state’s entire tourism industry,” said former state Sen. Dana Young.