Florida beats storm for ABTA convention

Orlando and Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau has declared ‘it’s business as usual’ in Florida despite the recent hurricanes. A site inspection by bureau officials has given the all clear to the main visitor areas and attractions. "Conference and incentive travel shouldn’t be affected. All the main conference centres are operational," stated Visit Florida UK director Colin Brodie. The announcement has been welcomed by the organisers of the ABTA Convention, which is due to take place from 25-28 November at the Orange County Convention Center. ABTA head of corporate affairs Keith Betton praised the US authorities for their swift approach and said: "We wouldn’t have organised the convention in September as that is known as hurricane season and it would have been too risky."

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