ORLANDO, Fla. – With Canada poised to become Orlando’s top international market by the end of the year, the Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. (Orlando CVB) unveiled a Canadian specific savings program for the first time in the company’s history. The new “Made for Canadians” offers, available at www.VisitOrlando.com/Canada, provide Canadian travelers more than 70 options to create a fun-filled winter vacation that won’t break the bank.
The offers, valid now through April 30, 2010, range from steep discounts or free room nights at different levels of accommodations throughout the destination to substantial savings at Orlando’s world famous attractions. The more than 70 offers listed at VisitOrlando.com/Canada include:
Faldo Golf Institute by Marriott – Book any 3 day golf school and receive 3 nights free lodging in a 1 bedroom villa at Marriott’s Grande Vista Resort.
Pirate’s Dinner Adventure – Receive $20 USD off per adult and $10 USD off per child for up to 6 people.
Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando/South Lake Buena Vista – Special discounted rate of $55 USD
Nickelodeon Family Suites – Stay 2 nights; get the 3rd night free and one $50 USD resort credit for food and entertainment.
Planet Hollywood – Receive a $10 USD discount with the purchase of $20 USD or more on food and beverage.
Premier Vacation Homes - Stay 4 nights or more and receive 25% off.
The unprecedented savings through the Orlando CVB’s “Made for Canadians” deals combined with new attractions and special events create the perfect warm weather retreat for Canadians longing for a winter break. Offers may require proper Canadian identification such as a driver’s license or passport. Black out dates may apply. See individual offer for restrictions.
In Orlando there is always something new and exciting. SeaWorld Orlando unveiled a brand new roller coaster called Manta, where riders seamlessly transition from watching rays in underwater flight to the sensation of actually being one. Universal Studios Florida opened Hollywood’s Rip, Ride, Rockit, the most technologically advanced roller coaster in the world and Walt Disney World opened Characters in Flight, a giant tethered balloon developed by Aerophile. Orlando’s thriving arts community also rolled out a new season of cultural entertainment with Broadway-series shows at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center; professional-ensemble plays at the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre; family audience plays at the Orlando Repertory Theatre; and performances by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.
More information on all “Made for Canadians” offers, participating establishments and special events is available at VisitOrlando.com/Canada or call 1-800-551-2006. For real time updates, follow Orlando on Twitter at twitter.com/VisitOrlando or Facebook at facebook.com/VisitOrlando. 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).
The Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau has introduced a fun new online game titled Find My Smile in which the goal is to find your own photo (either uploaded or chosen from stock photos) amongst a giant mosaic of your photo composed of hundreds of other Orlando area vacation photos. Zoom in to find hints and bonuses along the way as you compete against the clock and your friends and family for the best score.
And don’t forget to follow the 67 Days of Smile winners Kyle Post and Stacey Doornbos as they explore much of what Orlando has to offer on their official blog.