Experience Kissimmee Announces Partnership with AdventHealth Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
Kissimmee, Fla. (Oct. 20, 2020) – Experience Kissimmee, the tourism authority for Osceola County, Florida, is partnering with major health care system AdventHealth to give future travelers visiting the destination the resources they need for safe travels as the coronavirus pandemic continues to make a global impact. The announcement was made on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, during Experience Kissimmee’s Virtual Media FAM – an online event hosted by the destination marketing organization, with more than 100 domestic and international media in attendance to gain an understanding of traveling to the area at this time.
“AdventHealth has been proud to care for the residents of Kissimmee and Osceola County for more than 25 years, and we are committed to being a part of the community in the years to come,” said Doug Harcombe, market CEO for Osceola County and CEO of AdventHealth Celebration. “We are proud to partner with Experience Kissimmee as we work together to help Central Florida’s economy safely return to business.”
The partnership will provide support and resources for all the destination’s visitors from various markets including consumers, meetings, sports, and international affairs. It will also allow special access to AdventHealth’s medical experts as well as key health and safety vendors and resources to meeting planners and sports groups who will begin planning their future Kissimmee events. Some of the resources include marketing and press content from Experience Kissimmee and AdventHealth to help guide safety messaging when promoting events, consulting for event organizers before and during the planning process, on-site support tools, 24-hour access to medical attention, best practices for creating a safe event environment, and more.
Not only is this a benefit for future travelers, but also locals. The partnership will help ensure the safety of the area’s residents by enforcing these procedures and guidelines for all 900 of Experience Kissimmee’s Industry Partners.
In addition, AdventHealth will be the featured sponsor of Experience Kissimmee’s all-new Safety Hub on experiencekissimmee.com. This unique offering will provide a dedicated landing page for everything related to health and safety within the destination. The Safety Hub is expected to launch by the end of 2020.
“The partnership with AdventHealth is an amazing resource for future travelers,” said Experience Kissimmee Vice President of Marketing and Communications Jodi DiSalle. “Our teams are doing everything we can to continue supporting our Industry Partners by attracting visitors to Kissimmee, and keeping the destination top of mind as international travel returns.”
Since the start of the pandemic, AdventHealth has worked tirelessly to treat Florida’s COVID-19 cases. AdventHealth serves 3.4 million patients annually with the help of its 3,400 staff physicians. Its Central Florida division encompasses more than 20 hospitals and emergency rooms in the seven surrounding counties. The company’s newest facility is located within Osceola County, and serves residents and visitors of Kissimmee, St. Cloud, and neighboring areas.
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Almost 50 years of vacation-making experience. More than 9,000,000 overnight visitors. And closer than the wave-of-a-wand away from world-famous theme parks and attractions, the headwaters of the Everglades, extraordinary natural wonders, and plates for every palate. We’re Experience Kissimmee, the official tourism authority for Osceola County, Florida. (That means we oversee sales and marketing for the destination.) We’re also the Vacation Home Capital of the World®, with more than 70,000 accommodation options, including luxury resorts, family-friendly hotels, and over 50,000 vacation homes.
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About the AdventHealth Central Florida Division:
AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division encompasses more than 20 hospitals and ERs in the seven counties in and surrounding metro Orlando. The world-class hospitals, combined with a comprehensive outpatient care network, sees more than 3.4 million patient visits annually.
The division’s flagship campus — AdventHealth Orlando — boasts internationally recognized programs, and serves as a major tertiary referral hospital for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and Latin America. Quality specialty care is provided through AdventHealth Institutes, which is nationally recognized in numerous specialties.
AdventHealth also has an expansive research portfolio with more than 500 clinical trials in progress.
The organization has a deep commitment to serving the community and has a local financial impact of more than $1 billion annually. AdventHealth and its employees are responsible for nearly 20 percent of Central Florida’s economy.
Learn more about the Central Florida Division on our Newsroom.