In collaboration with:
University of Phoenix
Orlando, Florida, USA February 15-17, 2017

 

Orlando is the number one tourist destination in the world today with current figures estimating that over 45 million tourists visit every year. There are hundreds of attractions and places of interest to visit ranging from the high-octane rides found at the theme parks to the peace and tranquility of an afternoon on the beach, it can all be found in or around the Orlando area.

A lot of tourists come to Orlando to experience the theme parks and sit around the pool, but there is so much more on offer.

You can take a helicopter or balloon ride, ride an airboat through the swamps, have a picnic or try out some water sports in one of the many state parks, go horse riding, visit the museums, catch a game at one of the many pro sports teams in the area, or even go swimming with the dolphins at the excellent Discovery Cove.

After the theme parks the second biggest lure Orlando has for many is its rich Golfing environment.

With its good all year round weather and a huge choice of full size courses (upwards of 125 courses with-in an hour drive of the theme parks) the majority of which are open to the public, Orlando is literally a Golfers paradise.

The nightlife in Orlando offers many different options. There are hundreds of well-priced restaurants serving dishes from all around the world to be found and many locations have live music so you can dance the night away.

Special mention must go to the white sand beaches at St Petersburg and Clearwater that were ranked number one and four respectively in a recent national survey.

ORLANDO TOP 5 SIGHTSEEING

  1. Orlando Themes Parks: Disney World, Sea World, Discovery Cove, Typhoon Lagoon, Island of Adventures, Legoland, Science Center, Gatorland, Universal Studios
  2. Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe
  3. Orlando Museum of Art
  4. Amway Center
  5. Bright House Network Stadium

VISA

To obtain an electronic authorization simply log onto the ESTA Web site at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov  and complete an on-line application form. Applications must be submitted prior to travel and the US Department of Homeland Security recommends that applications be submitted no less than 72 hours prior to travel. However, please note: Any travelers who are not authorized to travel to the USA using this system must obtain a nonimmigrant visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate before traveling to the USA and this should be done as soon as possible as applying for a US visa is/can be a very lengthy process.

ELECTRTICAL ADAPTORS

Electric power is standardized in all states across the USA. It is set at 110 Volts and 60 cycles. If you bring any electrical appliance to the USA, you may need an adaptor to fit the US electrical receptacles. You may also need a converter to change the voltage from 110 volts to 220 volts.

WATER

The United States is a highly-developed country with excellent municipal sanitation, and the tap water is absolutely potable and absolutely safe in all major cities. Tap water in Florida might not always taste good (very high mineral content)  but it's absolutely safe.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Orlando's public transportation is the LYNX bus service. Approximately 60 routes serve the metro Orlando area and costs $2 per ride (transfers included) except for the free Lymmo bus service downtown.

*Lymmo Bus, 1-407-841-LYNX. This free service operates frequently in a circuit in downtown, from City Hall to the Centroplex and back. The Lymmo has a dedicated lane and stations with streetcar type control signals and modified buses that allow passengers to enter the bus without climbing. M-Th 6AM-10PM, F 6AM-midnight, Sa 10AM-midnight, Su 10AM-10PM.

LYNX buses of interest to visitors include routes 8, 37, 42, 50, and 111 e.g., bus 8 or 42 for International Drive, bus 37 for Universal, bus 8 for SeaWorld, bus 50 for Disney, and bus 111 for Florida Mall and Orlando International Airport. Seven-day standard passes are $16. Check out GO LYNX [24]to plan your trips.

TAXI SERVICE

Orlando is visited by millions of tourists each year and there are dozens of taxi companies that are operational in the region. Most popular taxi companies:

Mears Transportation Tel: 407-222-2222 Mears Transportation Website

Ace Metro Tel:407-855-1111 Ace Metro Cab website

Town & Country Transportation Tel: 407-828-3035 Town & Country Website

Tiffany Towncars Tel: 407-370-2196 Tiffany Towncars Website

Star Trans-VIP Tel: 407-810-7272 Star Trans-VIP Website

Diamond Cab Company Tel: (407) 523-3333 Diamond Cab Company Website

Orlando Airport Taxi Cab Tel: (407) 448-1350 Orlando Airport Taxi Cab Website

Motorlando Tel: (844) 334-9464 Orlando Car Service

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