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.

View this video to see a recap of our success.

Orange County's Hurricane Recovery Efforts

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.

A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center is open daily at Barnett Park to provide a one-stop shop for in-person individual and business assistance. Visit, dial 800-621-3362 or download the FEMA mobile app for more information. In addition, the United Way Recovery Fund is available to help residents in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties, and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan assistance is available for homeowners, renters, nonprofits, and businesses of all sizes affected by Hurricane Ian.

To view the latest Orange County Government update held on Oct. 10, watch the conference on YouTube or Vimeo. For emergency updates, visit

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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.

Instagram Guide for Hispanic Heritage Month 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, we created an Instagram Guide highlighting Hispanic restaurants in Orlando. The guide is comprised of restaurants from various Hispanic cultures including Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Puerto Rico and more.

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Share Fall and Winter Events

Visit Orlando’s events calendar is one of the most robust in the region, offering a lineup of more than 500 unique experiences at a time. Learn more about submitting events. Visit Orlando’s membership base and organizations across Central Florida are highly encouraged to submit upcoming fall and winter events using our friendly landing page to promote things to do for residents and global visitors. For questions, email our content senior manager Nate Shelton.

Please Welcome New Members

Please join me in recognizing our newest members. These companies are committed to working with us to brand, market and sell our destination, and we welcome their engagement!

For more information about joining Visit Orlando, check out our membership website, download our membership brochure or email

Hotel Metrics

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.

2022 Women’s Achievement Award Gala

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.