Posts Tagged ‘ Orlando ’

What’s hot: November 2018

Nov 1st, 2018 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot (and what’s not) in the travel world, right now



Saturday snippets: July 1st 2017

Jul 1st, 2017 | By

In a busy week, the BA cabin crew strike begins but. on the plus side. there are the 4th of July celebrations and the London Korea Festival is on next Saturday.



Saturday snippets: May 20th 2017

May 20th, 2017 | By

Last year saw more Britons travel aboard for over ten years.And more holidayed at home making 2016 a bumper year for travel.



Is Disney World one of the wonders of the world?

Sep 5th, 2016 | By
image of castle at Disney World

Almost every year along comes a survey that shows Britons are less than knowledgeable about major tourist attractions. Another has come along courtesy of holiday comparison website, icelolly.com. Only 6% of people were able to identify all seven modern wonders, with large proportions of Brits missing Christ the Redeemer in Rio, Brazil (60%) and Petra in Jordan. (67%.) When asked about how many wonders they think they had correctly identified, 15% of Brits thought they had spotted 10 out of the 21 wonders and only
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If theme parks don’t upgrade…

May 16th, 2016 | By
Minnie & Micky Mouse

Last week, the Florida tourist city of Orlando announced that 66 million tourists visited the area in 2015. It was yet another year of growth. But this year, the numbers may not be so rosy.



Improving visitor information

Mar 8th, 2016 | By

In Florida Visit Orlando, has increased facilities for visitors by opening interactive information kiosks along the Florida Turnpike, some manned and some not.



Wet ’n Wild to close

Jun 22nd, 2015 | By

One of Orlando’s longest lived attractions, Wet ’n Wild, is going to close at the end of the 2016 season.



Orlando has a never-ending story

Jun 1st, 2015 | By

Yesterday, Visit Orlando announced that it was planning a world-wide marketing campaign that will include the UK.



What’s hot: July 2014

Jun 30th, 2014 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month it’s good news for Marrakech and medical tourism but not bad news for the beleagured Passport Office



Fabulous Fort Worth

May 19th, 2014 | By

Don’t confuse Fort Worth with its city slicker cousin, Dallas. Cowtown – as Fort Worth is often referred to – maybe just 30 miles down the road but it’s a world away from Big D’s bright lights and big hotels. For an authentic taste of Texas – think cowboy culture and the old west – Fort Worth is where you go writes Kaye Holland



Disney,Universal and now chocolate

Mar 9th, 2013 | By

Can there be anyone who hasn’t heard of Orlando or Kissimmee in Florida? What’s the attraction this year? It’s the Chocolate Kingdom Adventure Tour



Where the experts holiday: Ashley Gibbons, chief executive at The International Travel Writers Alliance

Oct 26th, 2012 | By

Ashley Gibbons, chief executive at The International Travel Writers Alliance, talks travel



Brits search for sunshine close to home

May 24th, 2012 | By

Travel search site, Kayak, has revealed that Brits will be spending their summer holidays close to home and within the continent this year



Turtle Trek

Apr 26th, 2012 | By

Opening at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida tomorrow is TurtleTrek, an attraction that is going to have you children – and you – demanding a visit.



Hogwarts opens its doors, but are ticket prices out of this world?

Mar 12th, 2012 | By

It’s what Harry Potter fans around the world have been waiting for: on March 31, the hugely anticipated Warner Bros Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter will open at Watford’s Leaveseden studios.



Favourite film locations

Oct 9th, 2011 | By

I happened to see the Sarah Jessica Parker film, I Don’t Know How She Does It, last night. The film, based on Alison Pearson’s best selling novel, was shot in Boston and had the effect of making me want to book a break in Boston.



The Wizarding World Begins Today

Jun 18th, 2010 | By

Today’s the day.
It’s the grand opening of Universal’s new theme park, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. At Orlando in Florida, Universal have put a lot of time, effort and money (Universal won’t say how much but figures of close to $200 million have been bandied around) into creating a spectacular attraction that they are hoping will dazzle visitors from around the world.
Will it?
Last month they held a sneak preview from buyers around the world and the general view amongst world weary travel executives and journalists was that it would.



Forget Harry Potter, King Kong Returns

May 19th, 2010 | By

The big tourism news in Florida is the opening of the world’s first Harry Potter theme park on June 18th at Universal Studios in Orlando. But over on the other side of the U.S. at Universals’ studio in Hollywood, the news is all about the huge 3-D King Kong exhibit that will open in early July.



Going to Orlando? See a Different Side

May 17th, 2010 | By

If one word sums up Orlando to visitors from the UK or Ireland it would probably be Disneyworld. It is also the 4th largest shopping area in the US after New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. The next word might be Universal. espcially sine the Harry Potter area opens next month. But would you think of Winter Park? Similarly if you asked people about shopping in New York, they might say Park Avenue. But have you heard of Park Avenue, Winter Park?
I would be prepared to make a small wager that most of the visitors from our countries never visit Winter Park or even know that it is there. It is about 20 miles away from Orlando and is an upmarket area, a bit like a large village with one main street, Park Avenue, Off this street radiate a few shops, the Morse Museum of Modern Art and, slightly further away, the Polasek Museum and Sculpture Garden. Park avenue is full of boutique shops for clothing, some souvenirs and restaurants galore. hardly a chain store there.