Orlando, with over 59 million visitors annually, has always been an innovator in providing vacation accommodations.
Who knew that some of the finest hotels in the world have been the sites of filming for some of the finest movies in the world (and, perhaps, some of the worst, as well!)?
STR reported today that the Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index enjoyed a 5.4-percent increase to 3,689 in August 2014, and is up 16.1 percent year to date. The index ended 2013 at 3,177.
According to STR, the U.S. hotel industry reported positive results in the three key performance metrics during July 2014.
It's no secret that the Great Recession hit Florida hard, but international tourism helped put some sunshine back into the state's economy over the last four years.
Today the Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index reported a 1.1 percent decrease to 3,501 in July, yet it is still up 10.2 percent year to date. The index ended 2013 at 3,177.
According to STR, the U.S. hotel industry recorded positive results in the three key performance measurements during the week ending July 26, 2014.
Canada's hotel development pipeline comprises 227 projects totaling 24,262 rooms. This represents a 3.4-percent decrease in the number of rooms under contract compared with June 2013.
STR reported today the Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index reported a 2.6-percent increase to 3,538 in June 2014, and the index is up 11.4 percent year to date. The index ended 2013 at 3,177.
I'm not a very good golfer. Yet, I probably spend more time on the links than just about any professional golfer in the world...because of the fact that I spend so much time in the rough, searching for my ball!
According to AAA Travel, over 41 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday this weekend.
Ten percent of all water quality samples collected last year in the U.S. contained bacteria levels that failed to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's benchmark for swimmer safety.
It's summertime (at least in the Northern Hemisphere). And summertime is road-trip time! Where the weather's warm, the windows are open, and the open road calls...and you never know what you'll find on it!
According to STR and Tourism Economics' most recent forecast, the U.S. hotel industry is expected to continue to report performance increases in the remainder of 2014 and well into 2015.
Nestled amongst the Butler Chain of Lakes in southwest Orlando, Isleworth is a 600-acre community with more than seven miles of shoreline and a championship golf course.
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