Major expansion planned for Vacation Village timeshare resort
Nearly two years after buying the former Arabian Nights property near the W192-Interstate 4 interchange, Lando Resorts is readying redevelopment plans.
2 select service hotels, adult dayclub pool planned for 8 acres along S. I-Drive
Developers from Orlando, Sanford and Vancouver are involved in turning 8.59 acres once planned for a large condo resort into two new hotels and a Vegas-style dayclub pool attraction.
Preview: I-Drive Vision Plan forecasts 25-year urban rebirth for corridor
A seven-subdistrict future for the tourism corridor faces initial review by County Commissioners on Tuesday. While a battle over height limits for I-Drive attractions has grabbed the most attention, the plan's vision is much bigger than that.
Puerto Rico-based Air Flamenco to begin daily service at Kissimmee airport in 2016
The airline will offer a combination of charter service to and from the Caribbean, cargo flights and commuter flights throughout the state. Cuba is on the docket, says airline founder Ruben Torres.
Clear Channel Outdoor pays $17M for billboard sites in Orlando's tourism corridor
Limitations on new billboard sites along I-4 and I-Drive, paired with the area's record tourism traffic, have likely boosted the sites' values.
Helicopter tour operator hits expansion delay over community meeting
Plans by a company to build a new office and dual helipad for growing its tour business is delayed after it informally held a meeting with area residents.
Veteran theme park design consultant sells downtown home for $1.5M
Robert L. Ward sells his home on Lake Concord, down-sizes to a villa near Orlando Country Club, and is helping Kermit Weeks revamp Fantasy of Flight.
Brazil currency decline to reshape how Orlando's No. 1 foreign tourist group invests
Impact on home sales and new project development may be felt over the mid- to long-term.
Fourth Applebee's to be built in Orlando's tourism corridor
The developer is an Applebee's affiliate, while the land is owned by an LLC tied to local Phoenicia Development.
Tourism still leads area job growth, but other job types making strides
While still heavy with tourism jobs, Orlando's July new jobs data show construction, professional services, education and health care gain ground.
With USSSA all but gone, Osceola County works to recover sports tourism revenue
The county is scrambling to replace 75,000 guaranteed room nights it will lose from youth sports tournaments.
Business travel up, shows Orlando's changing face
While Orlando is still by far a tourist destination, the area is also seeing an increasing amount of business travelers, a sign that efforts to make the area a hub for professionals is panning out.
Tourism still monster employer, but other industries gaining foothold
Orlando continues making strides to diversify its job base, while contending with the consistent and giant role tourism plays.
Demand for massive vacation rental homes drives market in Osceola
Builders say demand is highest for 8+ bedrooms, a trend the Osceola County Property Appraiser's office has started tracking.
Top 10 List: Orange County and Orlando's highest assessed properties
Orange's list is dominated by tourism companies; Orlando's list has owners of office towers, outlet malls and residential development.
Westgate Resorts plans expansions in Kissimmee for retail, new tower
A combined $29 million investment is projected by the company at its Vacation Villas Resort in the coming months.
Brazilian president's U.S. visit not expected to result in tourist visa waiver deal
Brazil's inclusion in Global Entry program for frequent travelers, beef trade deal could impact Orlando.
77-acre parcel on North I-Drive could draw mixed-use interest in hot market
Vacant for a decade and once destined for an amusement park, the site south of Artegon Shopping is fully entitled with PD zoning.
Strong job market, new demand draws more apartment developers to I-Drive corridor
Millennials, baby boomers and an ever-growing tourism labor force are driving new apartment development in an area once dominated by tourists.
Industry players imagine possibilities for Wet 'n Wild property
Universal Orlando is mum but industry experts imagine hotels, attractions or both for the redevelopment of the North I-Drive property.
Sea Harbor Office Center sells for $64.7 million
Home to headquarters of Visit Orlando and Wyndham Vacation Ownership, property was bought by a Washington, D.C., based investor.
Nik Patel's hotels on cusp of being sold
Bid minimums have been set and property tours are under way at Nik Patel's former hotels, including three in Orlando, the final steps before the properties head to auction in July.
Delta plans rare non-hub international flight between Orlando and Brazil
Demand for non-stop flights from Orlando's top foreign tourist group prompts airline to plan direct Sao Paulo flight.
Pegasus Transportation grows beyond bus service, open to private capital
As one of Orlando's largest charter bus operators, the company may seek new property for growing fleet.
Lake County approves new botanical garden near Green Swamp
The owner plans to add wedding pavilion and offer garden tours.