| Aug 22, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Orlando's tourism job market is growing faster than at almost any time in the past 10 years.
The number of leisure and hospitality jobs jumped by 5.5 percent during the past 12 months, according to new state and federal employment data. The area...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 9:57 AM
Hotels in Central Florida posted more good numbers in July as tourism continued its rebound.
Both hotel occupancy rates and average daily room rates rose compared with the same time last year, according to STR, a travel research firm.
| Aug 17, 2014
| 10:12 AM
The developer of a futuristic mall, hotel and entertainment complex proposed for north International Drive has promised a project that will look unlike anything else in Orlando – a "22nd Century" design.
But until recently, parts of it looked an...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 5:47 AM
Orlando chefs Norman Van Aken and Geoffrey Gable will participate in The Trotter Project this weekend. The initiative encourages chefs and diners to commemorate the anniversary of the opening of Charlie Trotter's restaurant in Chicago and the ideals of...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Look for additions small and large at Orlando's theme parks in 2014. Although the attractions, for the most part, haven't set exact dates yet, here are some that are worth watching.
•Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley, Universal...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 8:25 AM
Emeril’s Tchoup Chop, an upscale Asian-Polynesian eatery at the Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando, is undergoing a transformation that includes a new chef de cuisine, general manager, updated menus and revamped interior.
Chef Ryan Vargas...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 8:22 AM
Dick’s Last Resort, a fast-casual eatery known for its comfort food and quirky service style, is now open in the Premium Outlet Mall, 8201 Vineland Ave., in Orlando. The 28-year-old restaurant concept operates restaurants in 13 cities throughout the...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 10:02 AM
There are new places for tourists to stay in Orlando, and they aren't hotels.
Online technology is making it easier than ever for homeowners to list their houses for rent, bringing in a new crop of lodging offerings to compete with major hotel chains....
| Jan 20, 2014
| 2:56 PM
Walt Disney World's Wilderness Lodge has rejoined AAA's prestigious four-diamond list, one of only seven Florida properties to be added to the list this year.
The hotel, inspired by turn-of-the-century national park lodges, is known for its log-cabin...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Like any producer of a successful franchise, Universal Studios is ready to give its guests more of "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter."
The theme park operator revealed new details of the expansion of the park inside its Islands of Adventure, in...
| Dec 11, 2013
In Michael Yormark's vision for his corner of Broward County, a night on the town would include a big-name concert and a bite to eat or a nightcap with a little gambling. A hotel would be handy for tourists.
Not unlike what's available at the Seminole...