“We are almost entirely sold out with attendees with the NHL All-Star VIPs,” said Chris Adkins, director of sales and marketing for the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina. For more on this story Click Here.
Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran (R-Land O’Lakes) blasted Tampa in his 2018 legislative session opening remarks on Tuesday, taking aim at a $1.50 per-night surcharge on stays at certain downtown Tampa and Ybor City hotels. To read more on his address Click Here.
Tampa and the Hillsborough County Hotel & Motel Association are fighting back hard against a lawsuit by House Speaker Richard Corcoran over what he calls an "illegal tax" on a dozen downtown and Ybor City hotels. The city and the association say the $1.50 per night added to room rentals is actually a fee sought [...]
If its latest guest numbers are any indication, Airbnb is here to stay. The California-based hospitality giant counted 2.7 million guests in Florida this year, a whopping 75 percent increase over last year’s guest pool, Airbnb said. For more on this trend Click Here
Last year, Marriott completed its acquisition of Starwood and its Westin, Sheraton and W brands and became the biggest hotel company on the planet. For more on what this means to the Starwood's beloved cool customer CLICK HERE.
Tampa, FL // The Michigan Wolverines and South Carolina Gamecocks will square-off in the Outback Bowl on New Year's Day in Tampa, bowl officials announced today. Both teams are 8-4. It will be only the fourth time these teams have played in more than 125 seasons of their football history. Click Here for more information.
From the Puget Sound to Montego Bay, Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) is expanding its ultra-low fare options just in time for spring, with 11 new routes to some of the world's best vacation destinations. Click Here for more information on these amazing itineraries.
Visit Tampa Bay started the 2017-18 fiscal year with an unprecedented 30 percent jump in Tourist Development Taxes in October. Click Here to read more about these impressive statistics.
With Old Man Winter right around the corner, Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) is bringing the heat and its ultra-low fares to Connecticut, western Massachusetts and western Pennsylvania with new seasonal service to Florida's Gulf Coast. For more information on the new routes Click Here
Top Executives discuss how significant tourism is to the economic development in this region. Click Here for more information.