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Celebrate Family Day 2013 with a Getaway to Orlando Lists Special Deals for Canadian Travellers


ORLANDO, Jan. 23, 2013 - Canadians searching for a new Family Day tradition can find sun, fun and savings in one destination. Orlando, the most visited travel destination in the United States, offers a wide range of activities and savings opportunities to please every member of the family.


In addition to its outstanding theme parks, including Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and LEGOLAND Florida, Orlando boasts renowned spas, beautiful golf courses, world-class dining, several shopping options, and plenty of outdoor adventures including hang gliding, hot air balloon rides and zip lining. offers deals specifically for Canadian travellers planning a quick getaway to escape the chilly temperatures during the long Family Day weekend.


"Orlando really is an ideal Family Day destination for Canadians because you can escape the winter weather to experience one special place that will meet everyone's vacation needs," said Danielle Courtenay, chief marketing officer for Visit Orlando. "Whether the ideal trip is a peaceful vacation or a thrilling getaway, every member of the family can do what they love while still enjoying the attractions we're famous for."


In celebration of Family Day, Visit Orlando is offering Canadians a special travel package via Thomas Cook Kids First with up to $500 in added value*, including:

  • $50 Kids First Visa® prepaid card
  • $25 Indigo gift card
  • $25 Shoppers Drug MartTM gift card
  • Free seat selection*
  • Free airport lounge pass*
  • Free kids activity book
  • One year Today's Parent magazine subscription*
  • Park ‘n Fly savings

More information can be found at where special ‘Deals Made for Canadians' offer a variety of additional discounts. For those who aren't celebrating the holiday, Orlando is ideal for a winter getaway or the upcoming March Break.


Canada continues to be Orlando's No. 1 international market since breaking the one million visitor mark for the first time in 2011. Several airlines offer direct flights to Orlando and travellers departing from Toronto can enjoy a quick, two-and-a-half hour plane ride.



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