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Foreign Travelers Flood Orlando Airport

February 9th, 2010

There has been much worrying going on in the tourism industry that new visa regulations and TSA checkpoints would dampen the spirit of international travelers resulting in fewer visits to the United States. But at least at the Orlando International Airport that hasn’t been the case. In fact, OIA reported a record year for international passengers in 2009. It seems the pull of Orlando’s attractions and resorts is too great.

Visitors from the United Kingdom accounted for the largest group with over 567,000 flying into the airport, Canadians were a respectible second with 384,000 passengers. The total number was over 2.97 million which broke the record set in 1993. In fact, the British, Canadian, and other nationalities accounted for a 10.8 percent increase from 2008.

“With new and expanded international service that created a double-digit increase in international passengers, and the completion of the major components of the refurbishment and expansion of the two original airside buildings, 2009 was a significant year in our operations” Executive Director Steve Gardner said.

With more airlines adding more flights to Orlando, 2010 is shaping up to be another record year. How about you? Do your plans bring you to Orlando anytime soon?

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Gatorland Orlando Florida

September 8th, 2008

Gatorland Orlando Florida

In 1949 Gatorland was a roadside attraction, today it is internationally known as the Alligator Capital of the World. Gatorland is a 110 theme park and nature conservatory where you can:

  • Get up close and personal with alligators
  • Observe a 10 acre breeding marsh and Bird Rookery
  • See some of the largest and most dangerous Jungle Crocs in the world
  • Take a swamp walk
  • Visit the Flamingo Lagoon
  • Visit Allie’s Barnyard, the petting zoo
  • See colorful Lorikeets in the Very Merry Aviary
  • Learn about the Snakes of Florida
  • Play in the Gator Gully Splash Park
  • Watch some great shows including alligator wrestling. See below for a clip.
  • The park is open daily from 9:00am to 6:00pm and located at 14501 South Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando FL 32837.

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