| Jul 21, 2014
| 4:33 PM
During the last seven years, at least 10 people have died trying to walk across streets near the University of Central Florida.
Two students died this year alone.
But as the body count increased, little was done along Alafaya Trail and University...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Choice Hotels, which includes Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites and Quality hotels (among others), recently surveyed millennials about their travel preferences and plans and came away with some interesting findings. For example:
•Forced to choose, a...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 3:23 PM
In the cavernous halls of the Orange County Convention Center, hard-hatted demolition crews are making a theme-park-sized mess.
They're ripping out lights as big as paint cans, smashing decorative facades and piling broken ceiling tiles along the...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 2:17 PM
When: June 17-24
Where: Orange County Convention Center (9990 International Dr., Orlando) and Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports
Age groups: Ranging from 10 and under to 18
Admission: Adults — $16.50 per day/$52 for tournament. Children 3-11...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:59 PM
Wyndham Vacation Ownership will be showing off its LEED Gold certified interior at its headquarters on Wednesday. The certification makes the building the largest LEED Commercial Interiors Gold level certified project in Florida.
Other green building...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 12:22 PM
UCF hosted high-school teams on its practice fields for the Knights Shootout 7on7 passing tournament last weekend, but forget any thoughts of the actual football state championship games going to UCF.
The school has expressed zero interest in hosting...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Lots of readers asked questions about Uber’s arrival in Orlando on June 4, so I posed many of them to Uber spokeswoman Natalia Montalvo. Her emailed answers are below, edited for brevity and clarity.
San Francisco-based Uber features a mobile...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 3:00 AM
It sure sounds wonderful: A privately funded magnetic train floating silently along from the Orange County Convention Center to Orlando International Airport.
The problem is, magnetic levitation trains are not serving the public in the U.S. anywhere...
| May 7, 2014
| 6:29 AM
Aquatica, SeaWorld's water park, took the idea of an extreme-drop slide and gave it a twist. Make that several twists.
Ihu's Breakaway Falls, which opens to the public Friday, begins with a dramatic launch but instead of riders taking a straight-line...
| May 23, 2014
| 5:57 AM
Who: Twee Vuong, director of sales and event services for the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, has most recently been focusing on helping to build the convention center's brand, including revamping its website.
Why: Due to the...
| May 28, 2014
| 7:26 AM
The IAAPA Attractions Expo will be staged annually in Orlando through 2025, the trade group has announced. An agreement with the Orange County Convention Center was extended by six years, meaning the organization will gather here for more than 15...