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Universal Orlando's Bill Davis on Attracting Talent with a Great Culture

Posted by C. J. Prince on May 1, 2019 1:49:39 PM

When unemployment is 3 percent and your company is surrounded by competitors eager to poach your best people, it isn’t enough to just pay well. You also have to maintain a reputation for being a stellar employer, according to Bill Davis, president and COO of Universal Orlando, the vacation destination that is home to three theme parks, six hotels and Universal CityWalk.

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Topics: Investor, Leisure and Hospitality, Workforce and Talent

Moving to the 'The Heart of the Industry': Q&A with Wyndham Destinations' CEO Michael Brown

Posted by C. J. Prince on Apr 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

When a company has been run as a conglomerate for decades, breaking up can be hard to do. If management fails to dedicate the appropriate pre-spinoff resources or to develop the right story for the Street, a divestiture can make markets nervous and damage both brands. So when the board of Wyndham Worldwide decided in 2017 to split into two separately publicly traded companies, they were fortunate to find an ace like Michael Brown to lead its timeshare company, Wyndham Vacation Ownership. Brown was battle-tested, having just helped Hilton complete the successful spinoff of its own vacation ownership company.

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Topics: Investor, Corporate Headquarters and Regional Offices, Leisure and Hospitality

6 Reasons Orlando is a Top Destination for Restaurant Headquarters

Posted by Amanda Roche on Jan 18, 2019 12:13:11 PM

Featuring a world-class restaurant scene, millions of annual visitors and a history rooted in both technology and customer service, Orlando is a “best kept secret” to global restaurant headquarters like Darden Restaurants, Ruth’s Chris and Sonny’s Barbecue.

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Topics: Corporate Headquarters and Regional Offices, Leisure and Hospitality, Dining

Orlando Companies Showcase Technology Behind the Attractions at IAAPA Expo

Posted by Amanda Roche on Nov 26, 2018 2:35:10 PM

The newest ride at SeaWorld San Diego was made in Orlando. And that shouldn’t surprise you – as the amusement park capital of the world, technology and companies servicing the attractions industry benefit from close proximity to major clients like Universal Orlando, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and Disney Parks.

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Topics: Leisure and Hospitality, Entertainment

How Innovation and Tourism Work Side by Side in Orlando

Posted by Orlando Economic Partnership on Jun 29, 2018 4:43:14 PM

Most communities have a core industry they nurture, investing in new ideas and technologies and developing partnerships with investors and stakeholders. As these industries expand, more companies move in to support them, creating a diverse and robust economy. For Detroit, it is automotive; for Silicon Valley, it is high tech; for Orlando, it is tourism.

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Topics: Leisure and Hospitality, Entertainment

How Tourism Set the Foundation for Orlando’s Thriving Economy

Posted by Orlando Economic Partnership on Apr 23, 2018 2:31:13 PM

Thanks to its thriving tourism industry, Orlando is a region with strong infrastructure, state-of-the-art amenities and diverse cultural assets – top priorities for companies seeking a pro-business community in a location that attracts top-quality talent. Through continuous innovation and development, Orlando has secured its place as the “Theme Park Capital of the World,” but the impact of Orlando’s tourism industry doesn’t stop there.

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Topics: Leisure and Hospitality, Taxes, Arts and Culture, Entertainment

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