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IAAPA Plans to Build New Orlando HQ on Darden-Owned Land

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The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) has selected a site for its new global headquarters in Orlando.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, the favoured seven-acre site is currently owned by Darden Restaurants.

IAAPA is reportedly receiving an Orange County incentive package for the relocation from Alexandria, Va.

It it set to receive $48,000 in payments over five years. The commission also approved a seven-year, 50 percent property-tax abatement worth about $65,000.

Approval is being sought for a change of land use from 250 hotel rooms to 150,000 square feet of office space.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/tourism/os-bz-cfb-tourism-column-02062017-story.html

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Charles is Managing Director at Blooloop. He attends numerous trade shows around the world and frequently speaks about trends and social media for the attractions industry at conferences. Outside of Blooloop his passions are diving, trees and cricket.

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