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  • Four-Star hotels less than $100 — Opaque helps; fees hurt

    Four-Star hotels less than $100 — Opaque helps; fees hurt
    You can still find four-star hotel accommodations for less than $100 a night in many big U.S. cities. Opaque buying helps cut costs; fees add to costs. That's the overall take-away from a recent report from Hotwire, the big online travel agency (OTA)...
  • Thanksgiving dinner is served

    Thanksgiving dinner is served
    While the rest of Central Florida is searching for their giblets on Thanksgiving morning, your date with a turkey could be as easy as driving to a local restaurant and being served. The National Restaurant Association estimates 14 million Americans will...
  • Grand hotel's Moorish spires sparkled for Gilded Age guests

    A dip into the Flashback mailbag yields letters about exotic architecture in Tampa, railroad nicknames near and far, and a favorite old-Orlando subject: doughnuts. Turrets in Tampa? "Have you ever researched the main building at the University of...
  • Will Disney’s magic beat Potter’s?

    Orlando's theme park ecosystem is changing. Like organisms that once fed off of one another in a relationship that was more symbiotic than competitive, Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando are now hunting on a recession-altered...
  • Blacklisting Orlando is a bad move

    The so-called AIG effect has a new meaning: Against Idiotic Government. At least that's the feeling in tourism circles. The pall cast over business travel — especially over trips among financial services employees — as a result of...
  • Magical Express sets bar high for high-speed rail

    As the number of domestic passengers flowing through Orlando International Airport decreased nearly 7 percent last year, there was one segment of travelers that continued to grow. The total number of people riding Disney's Magical Express, the door-to-...
  • Resolved for 2012: A renewed appreciation of places that matter

    Resolved for 2012: A renewed appreciation of places that matter
    Residents of tourism meccas often trade stories of the surprising things visitors can do or say. Years ago, in Colonial Williamsburg, Va., for example, a tourist was overheard arguing with her companion about which buildings to visit. Most Williamsburg...
  • Shamu may not loom so large in future

    Shamu may not loom so large in future
    If SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment's new foray onto the big screen and other new businesses like hotels and more boutique parks are a success, the company will certainly see an increase in attendance and profits. And, perhaps, this important side effect...
  • Early job helped put 'Pappy' Kennedy on path to history-making career

    Early job helped put 'Pappy' Kennedy on path to history-making career
    Recently I came across a century-old photo that speaks to both the longevity of our area's tourism business and the opportunities it afforded Central Floridians. The elegant young men in the image, who worked at Winter Park's Seminole Hotel, reminded...
  • Use hotel taxes where needed — not just to lure tourists

    Use hotel taxes where needed — not just to lure tourists
    Watching the fight between the convention center and Florida Citrus Bowl is like watching Animal Planet, where ravenous beasts battle over a wounded elk. On one side is the convention crowd — hoteliers and tourism execs who've already built one...
  • Thanksgiving without the cleanup

    Thanksgiving without the cleanup
    Staring down a pile of dirty pots and pans is no way to end Thanksgiving Day. And for many celebrants, T-day is simply a single day off from the workweek. To avoid the Friday leftover energy crash, consider eating out this year. Local restaurants...