Orlando Introduces New ‘Deal of the Week’ Program and Contest

New Deal Posted Every Friday through June 30 at VisitOrlando.com/smile

ORLANDO, Fla., April 3 — Beginning today, the “Bundles of Free Smiles” campaign developed by the Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. (Orlando CVB) will get a new boost through June 30 with a weekly featured deal and a vacation giveaway contest in addition to the more than 130 free offers at VisitOrlando.com/Smile. The new “Deal of the Week” component begins today and offers enhanced savings at select Orlando resorts. With more than 130 accommodations, attractions and other venues already offering “free” components such as stay three nights get two free, the “Deal of Week” will provide a bonus savings of up to $100 in added value.

Visitors to VisitOrlando.com/smile will find a new “Deal of the Week” posted every Friday through June 30. However, to celebrate the inauguration of the program, this first deal offering more than $300 in savings will be featured for two weeks, ending April 17:

Deal of the Week #1 – Orlando World Center Marriott

Existing “Bundles of Free Smiles” Offer: Book 4 nights and get the 4th night free Bonus “Deal of the Week” offer:

— Free pool view upgrade
— Free hot breakfast buffet daily for 2 adults and children 12 and under

Each deal posted for the “Deal of the Week” on VisitOrlando.com/smile will be valid for booking only during that one particular week for travel to take place during 2009. Once the next deal is posted, the previous offer will expire. Instructions for booking will be included in the offer description and certain restrictions may apply. For real-time alerts on the offers going live, follow Orlando on Twitter at twitter.com/VisitOrlando.

Also running through June 30 is “Grin to Win,” an Orlando vacation giveaway contest where one lucky winner will receive a smile-inducing, four-night Orlando family vacation package. To enter, contestants must upload a photo that showcases their best Orlando-inspired grin at VisitOrlando.com/smile. The package includes (1):

— Four round trip flights to Orlando provided by AirTran Airways
— Four nights at the Orlando World Center Marriott and a $200 resort voucher
— One full-size car rental provided by Dollar Rent A Car
— Four two-day admission tickets to winner’s choice of Walt Disney World, SeaWorld Orlando or Universal Orlando Resort.

The Orlando CVB launched its “Bundles of Free Smiles” campaign earlier this year with more than 130 free offers ranging from free admission to attractions and free room nights to free perks and even free events throughout Orlando. All of the free offers can be found at VisitOrlando.com/smile and are redeemed by downloading an Orlando Smile Card or mentioning the promotional code associated with the offer. If the card is required, visitors can simply show it to participating establishments to lock in the “Bundles of Free Smiles” offer. Offers are valid though June 30 and some require advance purchase.

More information on current special offers, Orlando activities and general Orlando vacation planning advice is available at VisitOrlando.com or by calling 800-551-0181. While in Orlando, visitors can stop by the Official Visitor Center located at 8723 International Drive, at the southeast corner of International Drive and Austrian Row. The Visitors Center is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (closes at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 and is closed Dec. 25).

See official contest rules at http://orlandoinfo.com/promo/grintowin_rules.cfm for eligibility and restrictions.

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