Visit Orlando launched today a new online Tourism Help Hub to connect the area’s many tourism-supported businesses and their employees, which represent 41% of the region’s workforce. The hub offers resources, research, relief and revenue programs to help them navigate this crisis and the evolving industry impact from COVID-19.

The new hub can be found at It identifies and aggregates the most valuable resources, FAQ’s and direct resource links for:

  • Industry Developments
    • Tourism industry news
    • Industry research and data
  • Relief resources
    • A guide to the CARES Act that includes FAQ’s, information and even direct links to apply for loan relief, new loans, and the Paycheck Protection Program
    • Financial relief resources for both employers and individuals
    • Employment opportunities
    • Food assistance for those in need
  • Business opportunities
    • Opportunities to drive revenue and awareness for their business through Visit Orlando’s current marketing, publicity and social media initiatives
    • Webinars with industry, research and marketing experts
    • Industry discounts for healthcare employees and first responders

“As we all navigate the new reality caused by COVID-19, the tourism industry is being impacted and evolving at an accelerated pace,“ said George Aguel, president and CEO of Visit Orlando “We recognize that our local business owners are consumed with many difficult day-to-day decisions. Our priority with this hub is to filter through the significant amounts of information and resources we are exposed to daily and help highlight what they most need to make it through this critical time and also prepare for our recovery.”

About Visit Orlando

Visit Orlando is The Official Tourism Association® for Orlando, the most visited destination in the United States and Theme Park Capital of the World®. A not-for-profit trade association that brands, markets and sells the Orlando destination globally, Visit Orlando represents 1,200 member companies comprising every segment of Central Florida’s tourism community.