ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Source: FusionFest // The Diversitastic! Dining experiences, which offer an evening’s immersion into the tastes, sounds, and fascinating cultures of the world, announces the first four experiences of 2022 will be celebrating Punjab-India, South Africa, Korea and Poland. Guests may participate in these monthly outings to a locally-owned ethnic restaurant by purchasing a ticket that includes a full-course meal along with live entertainment, chef talk, and insights into the culture being highlighted.
The private event also serves as a much-needed social outlet. “We have fun as a group learning and sharing a meal together,” says Terry Olson of Orange County’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.
The January event, on Friday, January 28, at Curry Mantra Indian Cuisine in the I-Drive area, will offer a buffet of nearly a dozen Indian dishes, both Bollywood and folk dances, henna art, turban wrapping, and other cultural knowledge about the Northern state of Punjab.
Tickets are available at www.FusionFest.org/dining and must be purchased in advance. Space is limited depending on the restaurant.
Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/15fLZGqb4
YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/bMfUPGgob7Y
Diversitastic! Dining is a program of FusionFest, a 501-c-3 nonprofit organization with the mission of celebrating the people and the many different cultures that make Central Florida awesome by showcasing talent, sharing stories, collaborating, educating and breaking down barriers of fear and division. FusionFest is a project of Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs Office.
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Orlando International Airport Pushing 50 Million Passenger Mark, Again
ORLANDO, FL. – With a strong start to the holiday travel season in November, Orlando International Airport (MCO) came dramatically close to breaking the 50 million passenger barrier, again. Previously, MCO shattered the mark before the pandemic and it was not predicted to fully rebound again until at least 2025.
“We have far exceeded anyone’s expectations for traffic growth at Orlando International Airport,” says Kevin Thibault, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “On a rolling 12-month basis, MCO welcomed 49.7 million passengers as of November. If you break that down even further, it is about two days-worth of traffic shy of 50 million.”
For the month of November, MCO was bolstered once again by robust international traffic, which climbed over 85 percent. Those numbers were also affected by the resumption of service by Sunwing to Toronto. Another key factor, MCO recorded the third-lowest domestic air fares in the country from July through September for the top 50 U.S. airports.
Rolling 12-month Traffic Statistics:
- International traffic is up by triple digits with a 225 percent increase over the same 12-month period in 2021 with 5,352,825 total international passengers.
- Domestic traffic climbed 21.04 percent year-over-year to 44,350,955 passengers at MCO.
- Combined, overall traffic at MCO for the 12-month rolling total was up 29.82 percent to 49,703,780 passengers.
November 2022 Traffic Statistics:
- International traffic climbed 85.35 percent with a total of 466,169 international arrivals and departures.
- Domestic passenger traffic was up 3.83 percent on 3,772,635 total travelers for the month.
- Combined, traffic was up 9.11 percent with a grand total of 4,238,804 arrivals and departures at MCO.
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