Tampa, FL (Oct. 6, 2017) … A 2017 survey of the salaries and benefits afforded to employees earning hourly wages at Tampa Bay area hotels indicates most are being paid significantly more than minimum wage. In addition, part time workers could qualify for days off with pay and may have opportunities to achieve career advancements [...]
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TAMPA — Now that Hurricane Irma's winds have passed, Tampa Bay's tourism industry is eager to get visitors flying back in. The message: Irma hasn't derailed us. "The tourism industry is resilient," said Leroy Williams, media and interactive director at Visit St. Pete/Clearwater. "It's important to get back to normal as soon as possible." Click [...]
Overnight, international trips drive seventh annual rise in tourism impacts TAMPA (September 14, 2017) – Visitors pumped nearly $6 billion into Tampa Bay’s economy in 2016, helping to support nearly 50,000 jobs and reduce the tax burden on local residents in the process, according to an analysis of tourism data commissioned by Visit Tampa Bay. [...]
TALLAHASSEE — Homeowners, renters and business owners in 37 Florida counties may now apply for federal disaster assistance for uninsured and under-insured damages and losses resulting from Hurricane Irma but, be warned, the process takes time. Click Here for the complete article.
Official Press Release Sept. 7, 2017 - Icelandair today will launch nonstop, twice-weekly service to Reykjavík, Iceland, adding to Tampa International Airport's growing portfolio of international flights. The route establishes a nonstop connection to Iceland, an increasingly popular tourism destination, and creates easy access to more than 25 destinations in Europe. It’s TPA’s third new European flight [...]
Hurricane Irma has strengthened into a Category 5 storm with winds reaching more than 185 mph. Governor Rick Scott has declared a State of Emergency for all of Florida’s 67 counties. While the exact path of this storm is not yet known our industry must be prepared for the worst and we must stand ready [...]
While emergency crews and rescue teams work hard to help those in need, if you would like to extend your support to those directly impacted by the storm, we encourage you to make a donation today: HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF FUND THE AMERICAN RED CROSS Dear AHLA Members, As tropical storm Harvey lashes across Texas, leading to [...]
Despite surviving a political battle and keeping its $76 million budget, Visit Florida is still undergoing turmoil as nearly half of the other destination marketing organizations around the state have cut their ties with it and a board member has resigned. Click Here to read more.