TAMPA — County and sports officials are raving about the millions of dollars of economic benefits the $17.3 million Hillsborough County Tournament SportsPlex is expected to generate after it opens in January. To read more on this article click here!
Tampa International Airport tops 20 million passengers in a year; St. Pete-Clearwater has biggest September ever
Tampa International Airport has surpassed the 20 million-passenger mark for the first time ever, closing out its budget year with more than 21 million passengers over a 12-month period. Across Tampa Bay, St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport is on a record pace, too. To read more about their outstanding passenger numbers, Click Here!
According to Mary Helen Sprecher, the managing editor of Sports Destination Management, a trade publication for event managers and rights holders. “These youth complexes have become part of the sports ecosystem by putting heads in beds, filling up restaurants and delivering economic impact.” To read more about this new destination sports complex, Click Here!
Visitors to Hillsborough County paid more than $2.41 million in hotel bed taxes in June, up nearly 8 percent compared to the same month last year and a new record. With 2 months left in the budget year, click here to read more about how 2018 is breaking all of the records!
The red tide algae bloom that has been lingering along southwest Florida's shoreline may move even further along the coast, causing even more of an impact to businesses on the beachfront. To find out how more on this year's bloom, Click Here!
Members of the Society of American Travel Writers and other travelers who’ve circled the globe dozens of times shared their best tips on how to make the best of a long layover, whether you want to relax, work or go sightseeing. For a link to these suggestions for your next long layover, Click Here.
The Tampa Bay market is lacking upper-scale, luxury hotels — posing great potential for other hoteliers and investors. To read more in Veronica Brezina-Smith's insightful article, Click Here!
The hospitality industry is on an epic run, and while hoteliers can’t help but wonder how long this unusually long-lasting economic recovery will keep going, the outlook appears bright at least for the next year or two. For a few takeaways from the Hillsborough County Hotel & Motel Association’s annual forum on industry trends [...]
The July Edition of the Community with HART Newsletter is available Here!
The Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina opened in 2000 as a showpiece for the city, so how much updating could it really use? To find out the exciting changes they have planned, Click Here!