Orange County tourism showing signs of rebound

Orange County reports that this past November was one of the best months for tourist tax revenue; however, the region is still recovering from lows since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

Building Orlando: Evermore Orlando Resort

There is a massive development under construction right next door to Walt Disney World Resort, but unless you get off the main roads and venture back into the trees, you likely haven't seen it. Evermore Orlando Resort is an-1,100-acre resort complex with traditional vacation homes and the luxury Conrad Hotel. At the heart of the resort will be a 20-acre tropical beach complex and Evermore Bay, an 8-acre crystalline water amenity by Crystal Lagoons.

Building Orlando: One-one-one with Mayor Buddy Dyer

They say you can number of cranes dotting the downtown skyline. If that's the measuring stick, then Orlando is in tip-top shape. FOX 35 anchor John Brown recently sat down with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and they discussed the state of the city.

President Biden releasing oil from strategic oil reserve

Thanksgiving gas prices in Florida are the highest they have been in eight years, AAA said. The White House on Tuesday announced the Department of Energy will release 50 million barrels of oil held in the reserve as Americans continue to pay more for gas now than they have in years ahead of Thanksgiving and winter holiday travel.

Retailers expect holiday shopping boost

The state’s retailers are expecting record sales this holiday season, with increases of about 10 percent over 2020, according to the Florida Retail Federation. The industry group said the average consumer is expected to spend $998 on gifts over the next month and a half.

Port Canaveral CEO delivers State of the Port address

In his State of the Port address, Murray made no bones about this past year being a tough one for the port. “17 months without cruise revenue in this port is horrific,” he said, “but we got though it! And that's the important part.”