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Is Tampa the new Miami for tourists?

As tourism analyst Chris Klauda was on her way from Tennessee to Tampa, she chatted with a fellow traveler: "a classic millennial." "She told me Tampa was the new Miami," Klauda said during a Thursday morning presentation to a group of Hillsborough County hoteliers. To Read more on this, Click Here!

By |2019-08-06T10:35:20-05:00August 6th, 2019|In The News|0 Comments

Hillsborough County To Increase Hotel Bed Tax Aug. 1

Hillsborough County will increase the tax rate on overnight stays at local hotels by 1 percent (from 5 to 6 percent) joining other counties designated as high-impact tourism areas. Only counties generating yearly hotel tax revenues of $600 million or more are eligible to increase taxes collected on hotel rooms by an additional 1 percent. [...]

By |2019-07-16T07:52:49-05:00July 16th, 2019|In The News|0 Comments

Here’s what Hillsborough could spend its new bed tax money on (besides a baseball stadium)

There’s an assumption among Rays’ stadium supporters in Tampa that Hillsborough County’s newly-increased bed tax is a guaranteed $6+ million a year to help finance a new ballpark in Ybor City. However, several county commissioners are privately casting doubt on that assumption, as there are a lot of things those tax dollars can fund other than a [...]

By |2019-07-09T07:32:03-05:00July 9th, 2019|In The News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Westin Tampa Bay hotel sold to Nashville company

The Westin Tampa Bay has been sold to a Nashville-based firm. Castlerock Asset Management declined to say what it paid for the 16-story, 244-room hotel at 7627 W Courtney Campbell Causeway. No deed had been recorded as of Tuesday. To read more of Susan Taylor Martin's insightful article, Click Here!

By |2019-07-03T14:56:30-05:00July 3rd, 2019|In The News|0 Comments