Unit 8 P4


I will be describing features and facilities that contribute to the appeal of Florida for different types of visitors from the UK.


Accessibility 

Methods of transport –Air:
Virgin Atlantic and British Airways are the most popular airline carriers that fly into Orlando airportAvailability and frequency – Online there is several flights a day departing from the major London airports and can book into different kinds of classes on the planeTravelling time – Nine hours

  • Delicious meals and complimentary drinks – starter, hot main dish, desert, cheese and biscuits. On night flights, hot chocolate is offered instead of coffee
  • K-id backpacks 
  • Individual TV screens packed with entertainment 
  • Extra legroom 
  • Amenity kits – for overnight flights 
  • Dedicated check in and bag drop 
  • In seat charging points 
  • Priority boarding and luggage off the plane first
  • Onboard Wi-Fi 
  • More seat space, food and head rest
  • Complimentary drink and newspaper

Facilities in upper class :

  • Chaffer car service 
  • Club lounges in airports 
  • Avoid the security queues 
  • Have a table and a bed for each passenger
  • Storage for laptops 

British Airways 
£722 per adult
£541 per child
Economy class, premium, business and first class
Families have priority boarding to get on the plane and sitting down first, children meals are served first and also have activity packs. This is good for families travelling because the children can get comfy on the flight and get the stuff out that will keep them occupied for the nine hour flight. Both Virgin Atlantic and British Airways offer activity packs for the children.
British Airways offer two high classes on the plane which appeals to more older passengers, business travellers and couples as they have more comfy seats and there is less change of children to be in them classes letting them have a peaceful and relaxing flight.
Gap year travellers will have more availability of flight times and may want a cheaper flight so will choose to do a non direct flight which means they will have to choose a different airline as neither British Airways and Virgin Atlantic fly non direct.
Business travellers, couples, people visiting friends and family visitors and other travellers may prefer to fly with British Airways because not many families fly with BA as they find Virgin Atlantic offer better deals and suit their needs
Attractions 
Natural Attractions: 
Everglades National Park – To park at the national park you have to pay a small fee which varies depending on the car size but all proceeds go to looking after the park . Whilst there people can take part in educational tours which are on offer or do some outdoor related activities (Camping, Cycling and Boating)
Clearwater Beach – You have to pay for parking but it is worth it because of the white sandy beaches and clear sea water, making this ideal for families and gap year travellers to visit
Built Attractions:
Walt Disney World  -There are four theme parks and two water parks in the area. Magic Kingdom has the most amount of rides (41) and 32 restaurants. Epcot has the most about of places to eat (72) as each country has places to eat. Animal Kingdom has 28 rides and 22 restaurants. Finally Hollywood Studios has 32 places to eat as and only 11 rides
Discovery Cove – There are seven experience areas and the most popular three are: Dolphin Lagoon, Grand Reef and Explorers Avery
Kennedy Space Centre – In the theatre there is over 60 interactive experiences for everyone to enjoy. There is also real launches that happen at the space centre and visitors can watch the space ships take off. If the visitors want more of a real feel of the take off experience there is a simulator for people to go. 
Cultural Attractions:
Cornell Fine Arts Museum – In this museum there are more than 5000 different kinds of art work. The museum is one of the only places in Florida to have an old European master collection. There is a gift ship for visitors to buy souvenirs and the money earned goes towards the fine art museum and keep it looking fresh and tidy
The Mennello Museum of American Arts – Outside on the museum grounds it has lovely surroundings which people can sit outside on and have a picnic or go on a bike ride. On every second Sunday of the month, there is a free family day where parents and children can take part in art related activities. Some families visiting Florida will see the activities and it will appeal to them
Shopping:
Florida Mall – There are over 250 shops and 31 places to eat. The Disney stores is a great shop for families
Mall at Millenia –  At this mall there are 139 shops including some major designer brands and has 11 restaurants making it a great place to visit on an evening after going to the theme parks
Premium Outlets – These outlets are a most go to place when visiting Florida as you can have designer brands such as Burberry, Coach, Diesel and Prada at discounted rates ranging from 25-65% off. There is over 160 designer shops meaning lots of people can spend lots of money in one day! There are also 11 eating places people can stop and get some more energy to carry on shopping

Events: 
Old Town – This place has many events happening during the course of the year, with weekly car cruises happening on Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday. They also offer a weekly night of Line Dancing. During the christmas period, the crushing cars are decorated with christmas decorations. There are also different and unique shops people can visit if they want to spend some money
Mardi Gras – This is Florida’s biggest part and the main location is at Universal Studios, it runs from the 9th till the 17th of February. There is a massive parade daily with million of bead necklaces being thrown into the crowd for people to catch. There are also different acts on every night and you are guaranteed a good time and there is good food options available
Destination Facilities 


Local Transport – Taxis and I-ride trolleys go up and down International Drive for people to get on and off at various stops 


Accommodation (Range and Cost)

Coco key Hotel – known for being the best family hotel in Orlando. In the hotel resort there are three restaurants, limited access to the waterpark which has 14 slides and four heated swimming pools. The hotel also has free wifi and free shuttle buses to Universal or for a small fee will take you to the Disney theme parks

The Ritz Calton Bal Harbour – is an ideal hotel for couples because they offer luxury rooms, they have an outdoor swimming pool with private cabanas to rent, the hotel bags onto a beach and there is excellent grounds for weddings. 

Hilton Saint Petersburg Carillon Park – is an excellent place for business travellers to stay because it is based near many offices and big chain businesses. Inside the hotel there is a business centre and 12 boardrooms to host meetings in. The hotel is based near a motorway making it easy access from the airport. The hotel also offer rooms and luxury rooms with business benefits (access to club lounge and evening drinks) there is also a 24 hour fitness centre 

Other:- Golden Corral – is a good place for all customer types to eat at as it is a buffet chain where you can eat as much as you want for a set price 

Climate 
In the spring, the daytime temperate is around 70-80 and in the evenings it is around 50-60’s.
In the summer, daytime temperature is around the low 90’s with afternoon showers happening daily and then in the evening it cools down to around 70’s 


The spring and winter weather is ideal for families and gap year travellers as it is a nice temperature in the day time for walking around the theme parks, spending time at the beach and exploring the sites. Summer weather is the worst because of the unpredictability of how long the rain showers will last. The high humidity and sticky weather makes it unbearable for the children to be out in and the sudden change might be annoying whilst out at a theme park