Travel advisors in Calgary, Toronto and Halifax can discover what’s new in Orlando through interactive educational sessions, surprises and more

ORLANDO, Fla.  – Visit Orlando, in association with its theme park, hotel, transportation and attraction partners, will host a series of training and marketplace events called the “Orlando Canadian Sunshine Tour” in Calgary, Toronto and Halifax from December 3-8, 2023.

Travel advisors will have the chance to learn about all aspects of Orlando through engaging educational sessions—from theme parks and Michelin-rated dining to new groundbreaking hotels and unique local neighborhoods. The series will also mark the return of Visit Orlando to key markets, Calgary and Halifax, both offering new airlift to Orlando.

“The Orlando Sunshine Tour includes new stops this year to ensure travel advisors have the information they need to help clients enjoy unbelievably real experiences in the most visited destination in the United States,” said Visit Orlando President and CEO Casandra Matej. “We will also return to Toronto with an interactive, fun concept bringing Orlando to life.”

During the events, the Visit Orlando delegation will meet with travel agencies, tour operators, travel trade partners and other key industry stakeholders to highlight Orlando's unique and diverse attractions, while addressing the growing interest of Canadian travellers in exploring the destination. The education will offer fun and engaging sessions for advisors to get hands-on planning experience that will leave as much of an impression as a trip to Orlando.

Schedule of Events

  • Monday, Dec. 4 at 5:30 p.m.- Calgary Training Session + Marketplace at The Westin Calgary Airport
  • Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 5:30 p.m.- Toronto Training Session + Marketplace at Chateau Le Jardin
  • Friday, Dec. 8 at 9 a.m. - Halifax Training Session + Marketplace at The Prince George Hotel

Food and drinks will be provided. Travel advisors are encouraged to register to attend by Friday, Nov. 10:

Participating Partners

  • Caribe Royale (Calgary only)
  • Evermore Orlando Resort
  • Grayline
  • Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
  • Marriott Village Orlando
  • Orlando International Airport
  • Rosen Hotels & Resorts
  • Sonesta ES Suites Orlando Hotels
  • Universal Orlando Resort
  • Walt Disney World Resort (Calgary and Toronto only)
  • Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort

In addition to learning more about the destination, agents will be entered for a chance to win a trip to Orlando for the 2024 Visit Orlando Ultimate Fam. To qualify, they must complete the Orlando Travel Academy before attending the Orlando Live! Event.

Orlando Travel Academy

Orlando Travel Academy is the destination’s comprehensive training tool, providing content for travel agents on all aspects of Orlando. Each qualifying advisor that completes the course will become a certified “Orlando Travel Expert.”

About Visit Orlando

Visit Orlando is The Official Tourism Association® for Orlando, the most visited destination in the United States, Theme Park Capital of the World® and No. 1 meeting destination in the country. A not-for-profit trade association that brands, markets and sells the Orlando destination globally, we represent more than 1,400 member companies comprising every segment of Central Florida’s tourism community.

Visit Orlando connects consumers and business groups with all facets of Orlando’s travel community, whether for a vacation or meeting. Home to seven of the world’s top theme parks — as well as refreshing water parks, activities to connect with nature, vibrant neighborhoods, a dynamic dining scene with Michelin recognized restaurants, and a robust calendar of entertainment and sports events — Orlando is a diverse, welcoming and inclusive community for all travelers. Find more information at or


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