Need a break from the everyday work grind? ITEX member MiniGetAways Inc. has you covered.
Mini Getaways has been an ITEX member for 17 years in good standing and is offering a number of entertainment options to fellow members, including travel packages, cruises, and tickets for other types of fun.
One of the offerings is a seven-night Florida Adventure vacation for up to four people for 598 ITEX dollars. The vacation package which includes hotel room nights in Orlando and nights in Fort Lauderdale plus two tickets to Orlando theme park Universal Studios, after a required 90-minute resort tour.
You may choose to add on an optional two-night Caribbean Cruise to Grand Bahamas Island, free except for port charges and tax.
All room nights can be booked consecutively or split up. For more information on how to book this vacation, visit the ITEX website here.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, a record 68 million people visited the City of Orlando in 2017, surpassing the previous record of 66 million people visiting Orlando in 2015.
The numbers are based on data from Visit Orlando’s and include people traveling into Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties, whether for a day trip or a weeklong vacation. Visit Orlando bases its estimates on information that includes government data and its own research, per the Sentinel.
Hotel demand in the region dropped slightly in 2017, and both SeaWorld Entertainment and Walt Disney World reported declining attendance.
But the Orange County Convention Center experienced an increase of 83,000 attendees to 1.46 million last year, and Orlando International Airport had 41.9 million passengers, up from 38.8 million.
Domestic travelers make up about 90 percent of Orlando’s visitors, the data shows.
However, International Theme Park Services consulting firm president Dennis Speigel said he expected to see larger than normal year-over-year growth in the next three years based on new attractions coming online.