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Business travel round up: Orlando, Florida


GrandeLakesHotelWhen Mickey Mouse isn’t on the agenda and I’m wearing my professional shoes (pumps or heels), I always recommend asking a local where to stay for business travel in Orlando, Florida. I hunkered down with Norman’s, a popular restaurant for power business dinners featuring the memorable cuisine of celebrity Chef Norman Van Aken, Florida’s most ‘James Beard’ awarded chef, to get their suggestions on where to stay and what to do when traveling on business in Orlando.

Here’s the excerpt from my International Business Travel Examiner column:

“Known to vacationers as “the happiest place on earth,” Orlando, Florida is also one of the top conference and convention destinations in the United States with more than 6.0 million attendees flowing in and out of Orlando’s hotels. There’s much more to this city than theme parks and Mickey Mouse. Sure, Orlando was built on imagination, innovation, and creativity and the destination thrives on excitement and energy. Perhaps that’s why it only makes sense that its meetings, business conferences, and conventions also draw from this dynamic, engaging environment….

(Pictured: Photo: JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes)

Read the rest of the story here:

Happy travels…and for my U.S. friends, Happy Thanksgiving!
Diana Rowe is all about a 40-something,quasi-traveled chica exploring the world with shoes that fit the destination and adventure. : heels, flip-flops, golf shoes, biker boots, and sometimes barefeet. Come take the journey. Come find your shoes. Come travel with me. Diana Rowe, Denver-based travel writer,