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2014 a record-setting year for Orlando

Last year was a hallmark year for tourism in Orlando, which saw a record number of visitors to the area. More than 62 million people visited the Central Florida haven in 2014, representing a five percent increase from a year earlier. The record 32 million room nights sold in Orlando in 2014 brought in more than $200 million in bed tax collections, the first time Orange County, Fla., has eclipsed the $200 million mark. “The

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U.S. airlines received $155B in federal subsidies between 1918 and 1998

U.S. airlines have received $155 billion in federal subsidies between 1918 and 1998, according to a Congressional Research Service report, the Business Travel Coalition discovered via WikiLeaks. “The Big Three U.S. airlines have constructed themselves an enormous glass house, and their amnesia about their own subsidies has now cost them the credibility of their own core argument for breaking Open Skies agreements,” U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs Jonathan Grella said in a

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Ryman Auditorium opening new restaurant in June

The Ryman Auditorium is opening a new restaurant in June on the east side of the famed theater in downtown Nashville, Tenn. Cafe Lula will face Fourth Avenue and is located just steps away from Lower Broadway. Named for Lula C. Naff, longtime manager of the Ryman known as the “first lady” of theater management, the cafe will have seating for about 80 patrons inside and another 30 on an outdoor patio, which is covered. “Cafe Lula will be