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Experience Kissimmee Spreads Holiday Cheer with Trips of a Lifetime

Experience Kissimmee will make holiday wishes come true this season by awarding five grand prize winners a trip of a lifetime as part the Winter Sunderland campaign. The multi-component campaign, targeting Florida residents, will bring awareness to Kissimmee as a one-of-a-kind holiday destination.… more »

Experience Kissimmee Contracts with International Firms for European Representation

Experience Kissimmee has contracted with Vera H. Sommer Touristik Marketing for representation in the German-speaking markets of Germany, Switzerland and Austria, and renewed its relationship with Get it Across Marketing & PR for international representation in the Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg) and Scandinavian countries (Denmark, Sweden, Norway). Both agencies will execute various media, sales and marketing initiatives on behalf of Experience Kissimmee, including business development meetings, media receptions, tradeshow support and consumer activations.… more »

What's New Fall 2016

As the winter season approaches, here’s a glimpse into some of the latest and greatest offerings in and around the Gateway to Fun.… more »

Ten Reasons to Choose a Vacation Home Rental in Kissimmee

It’s clear to see why Experience Kissimmee’s recently launched Vacation Home Sweepstakes has been so well received. Two weeks into the launch and travelers are already discovering the value of choosing a vacation home in Kissimmee. With more and more vacation home rentals being added each year, we've compiled 10 reasons why you should choose the Vacation Home Capital of the World®… more »

It Pays to Meet in Kissimmee in 2017

There are so many reasons to book your next meeting in Kissimmee. World-famous theme parks, beautiful year-round weather, plenty of outdoor adventures and championship golf courses, a variety of new activities and meeting space, and close proximity to Orlando International Airport make Kissimmee the ideal destination for your meeting, reunion or gathering. Add to that, the incentive to earn up to $4,100 with the updated It Pays to Meet in Kissimmee program.… more »

What's New in Kissimmee Summer 2016

Finding your next vacation or holiday destination is easy. Experience Kissimmee! Ideally located in Central Florida, Kissimmee's lodging properties are idyllic places to return to after a day of memory making at Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando and LEGOLAND Florida or after a day of soaking up the sun at some of the top beaches in the state, all delightfully within reach of your stay in Kissimmee. In addition, a vast assortment of man-made and nature-based attractions and an impressive array of high-end shopping options combine to give visitors reasons to return again and again. What's New: Accommodations, attractions and more!… more »

Experience Kissimmee Zips Into Chicago with Great Results

Experience Kissimmee made a particularly brisk and bold statement in the Windy City recently by dropping a line—a zipline, that is—from the sunshine state. A 200-foot zipline erected in Millennium Park was one way the destination marketing organization chose to remind Chicagoans that Kissimmee is an ideal destination to escape the cold and enjoy heartwarming experiences!… more »

2016 Is the Year for Adventure in Kissimmee

From galloping aboard horseback under hundred-year-old cypress tree canopies to snorkeling in freshwater lagoons to blasting off into a galaxy far, far away, a Kissimmee getaway can be an adventurous vacation experience. New features in Kissimmee are an open invitation for visitors to pack their bags and soak up the fun within minutes of world-class theme parks, unique attractions, festivals and satisfying culinary experiences.… more »

Experience Kissimmee Unzips Winter Marketing Campaign in Chicago

Wouldn't you want to zip down to Florida and chill out under the warm Florida sun? That's the key messaging a delegation from Experience Kissimmee will share when they introduce Chicagoans to some high-speed, high-flying fun at Millennium Park, Feb. 13-15. To help deliver the message, Experience Kissimmee is erecting a 200-foot zipline that invites Chicago area residents to make a brisk beeline from the top of a three-story platform, down to a warm winter welcome below. The campaign, dubbed "Escape Cold. Warm Your Heart," encourages Chicagoans to plan a vacation to Kissimmee.… more »

Escape the Cold and Experience Sun, Fun and Warm Family Memories in Kissimmee, Florida

There's a place, far from winter's chill, where you can trade your snow days for sunny days. A place where you can wrap up in hugs, not coats. That place is Kissimmee, Florida. Plan to thaw out this winter in Central Florida and create memories that will last a lifetime. Enter Experience Kissimmee's "Escape the Cold" sweepstakes for your chance to win a sunny Florida getaway for you and 3 guests.… more »

Ten ways to celebrate the holidays in Kissimmee, Florida

It's beginning to look (and feel) a lot like Christmas here in Kissimmee from festive parties at our world-famous theme parks to nightly snow fall in downtown Celebration. Feel the wonder and magic all around as you create new family traditions or spend quality time with friends at our one-of-a-kind holiday events. Here are 10 spectacular holiday delights to check out this season.… more »

Experience Kissimmee Launches Holiday Campaign to Reach Florida Residents

Experience Kissimmee is partnering with International Plaza mall in Tampa for its annual holiday campaign, following the success of last year's partnership. Extending its reach to Florida residents this holiday season, the program encourages travel to the Kissimmee destination during the off-peak-time between Thanksgiving and the week before Christmas. The campaign will also promote special offers from Experience Kissimmee Industry Partners, providing savings for families in search of a winter wonderland where they least expect it.… more »

Don't Miss The Year's Most Exciting Food Event in Kissimmee, Florida

This fall, Kissimmee will host the ultimate foodie event, World Food Championships. From Nov. 4 - 10, celebrity chefs, cooks, mixologists, judges, and above all foodies, will take over the streets of Celebration for what is known as the largest food tournament in the world, or the "Olympics of Food."… more »

An Exciting Taste of What’s New in Kissimmee this Fall

Fall’s cooler weather paves the way for new and exciting experiences throughout the popular Central Florida destination. From new eateries and culinary showdowns to visiting an ice palace and coloring outside the lines, a Kissimmee vacation is sure to provide unforgettable memories.… more »

Experience Kissimmee Exceeds One Millionth Facebook Fan

Experience Kissimmee, the official travel marketing organization for Osceola County, Fla., joins Visit Las Vegas, Visit Myrtle Beach and Discover Los Angeles as one of only four U.S. destination marketing organizations (DMOs) to reach this landmark.… more »

Reinvent Your Next Corporate Retreat in Kissimmee, Florida

It is time to reimagine and reinvent the corporate retreat and where else to host it but right here in Kissimmee? Imagine throwing out ideas in a posh living room and presenting your annual report in a theater-style viewing room (complete with leather seats and tiered seating!). You can do that! Kissimmee can take you far away from the boardroom and into the Florida sunshine.… more »

A Home Away from Home in Kissimmee, Florida

Travelers from around the country are discovering a different way to stay and play while on a Central Florida vacation, by choosing from a wide-variety of vacation home rental options that fit every type of visitor-whether it be a family vacation, reunion, guys getaway or girls weekend.… more »

City of Kissimmee Hosts Grand Opening Celebration of Lakefront Park

Just in time for the warm Central Florida weather, visitors to Kissimmee have a new way to enjoy the Florida sunshine. The city of Kissimmee will unveil the third and final phase of the Lakefront Park project this month, which includes 52 new boat slips, a splash pad featuring natural elements, a state-of-the-art playground and an event lawn which can accommodate 40 vendors for large festivals.… more »

Goodbye Cold and Hello Sunshine in Kissimmee, Florida!

Winter blues got you down? Snowy days seem never-ending? Then dig out your flip flops and hang up your winter coat, it's time to prepare for warmer weather in Central Florida - where the only snow comes in a cone! Make Kissimmee your winter escape and enter Experience Kissimmee's "Kiss the Cold" sweepstakes now through April 12 for your chance to win a sunny Florida getaway for you and 3 guests.… more »

New Attractions and Expansions Pave the Way for Adventure in Kissimmee

Some resolutions were meant to be broken. Do you really want to spend this New Year finally learning the guitar or do you want to go out and experience world-class entertainment and adventure at our Central Florida destination? From new eateries to ongoing expansions to enjoying Kissimmee’s waterfront charm, now is the time to plan your next family vacation. Make your New Year’s resolution to experience Kissimmee!… more »

Experience a Winter Wonderland in Kissimmee, Florida

The forecast is in: Ice and snow fall is expected in Kissimmee, Florida this holiday season. Theme parks, attractions and resorts alike transform into a winter wonderland of twinkling lights, festive music and chilly temperatures beginning as early as November and running through the end of the year, providing guests ample time to experience the holidays Florida style!… more »

Experience Kissimmee Launches Holiday Campaign to Reach Florida Residents

Experience Kissimmee is partnering with International Plaza mall in Tampa as part of the destination marketing organization's annual holiday campaign, encouraging travel to the Kissimmee destination during the off-peak-time between Thanksgiving and the week before Christmas and extending its reach to Florida residents this holiday season.… more »

British Bonfire Illuminates Kissimmee, Florida

Remember, Remember the 8th of November for this is the day that Kissimmee will celebrate its version of Guy Fawkes Day during British Bonfire Night, a tradition that began six years ago in the popular holiday destination and is now the biggest Brit event in the state of Florida.… more »

New Thrills and Chills Pave Way for More Adventure in Kissimmee

Kissimmee has “frozen” over! Fall’s cooler weather is paving the way for new and exciting thrills throughout the popular Central Florida destination. From visiting an ice palace to cooling off in the waters of natural Florida, a Kissimmee vacation is sure to provide unforgettable memories.… more »

New CEO chosen for Experience Kissimmee

Dana Troy "D.T." Minich, a veteran Florida tourism sales and marketing executive, has been tabbed as the new President /CEO of Experience Kissimmee, Osceola County's destination marketing organization.… more »

Osceola County Fair and the Silver Spurs Rodeo Celebrate 70 Years in Kissimmee

From bull riding and lasso swinging to groovy decorations, souvenirs and musical performers with a 70s theme, visitors will want to join in the celebration of the 70th anniversaries of both the renowned Silver Spurs Rodeo and the Osceola County Fair and Kissimmee Valley Livestock Show at Osceola Heritage Park beginning this weekend.… more »

Visitors Can Rock Like a VIP on a Vacation in Kissimmee

You don’t have to be a celebrity to experience Central Florida in VIP style, particularly when you stay in Kissimmee. Known as one of the top vacation home rental destinations in the country and the Gateway to Fun, Kissimmee allows visitors to stay in the lap of luxury and close to all the Orlando area has to offer.… more »

Kissimmee: the Luxurious Way to Stay and Play

Known as the Gateway to Fun for its proximity to world famous Central Florida theme parks and wild natural adventures, there’s another side of the Kissimmee destination. The luxurious side of Kissimmee welcomes visitors to stay in high-end accommodations, relax and be pampered while still having access to all of the thrills found in the Orlando area.… more »

New Experiences, Attraction Openings Welcome Kissimmee Visitors in 2014

2014 is the year to visit Kissimmee. With recently opened attractions in 2013 and ongoing expansions, new eateries, shopping, championship golf, new attractions, restaurants and outdoor experiences opening for all visitors, there has never been a better time to visit the popular Central Florida destination. Here are some of the new happenings coming to Kissimmee this year:… more »

Top 10 Spring Break Activities in Kissimmee, Florida

With year round warm weather and a long list of attractions and entertainment, Kissimmee is the perfect place for spring breakers seeking fun and sun. Here's a look at the top ten spring break activities for young adults taking that rite of passage pilgrimage to a Florida destination looking for adventure:… more »

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