Orlando officials think city is on a federal no-gathering list

Posted Friday, June 19, 2009 10:53 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Is Orlando on a travel blacklist for federal agencies because going there is too much fun? Tourism officials think some sort of list exists. At the very least, they say, they're pretty sure some leisure destinations have been labeled as inappropriate for government meetings and other gatherings, regardless of price, because of potential image problems given the recession and ongoing financial crisis. Depending on whom you ask, destinations on the list include Orlando; Las Vegas, Nev.; Miami; and Aspen, Colo. But tourism officials admit proving the existence of such a do-not-book list could be difficult.

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