Hillsborough County commissioners voted Wednesday to raise the county's tax on overnight stays to 6 percent. The vote is a year in the making, following Hillsborough County's designation as a "high-impact" tourism destination in 2018. To read more on Malena Carollo's article, Click Here!
OAG Recognizes North American Airport Leaders: Florida Home to Fastest Growing Airports while New York and Canada Lead in Turnaround Efficiency
OAG’s analysis highlights the airports that have grown the most in key performance metrics, including: seat capacity growth (Fastest Growing Airports), scheduled routes (The Trailblazers), number of scheduled international routes (Global Gateways), aircraft turnaround time (Turnaround Kings) and percentage of seats operated by low-cost carriers (Low-Cost Collaborators). Airports were categorized and evaluated by size: Major, [...]
Tampa-based Mainsail Lodging & Development received five "Certificates of Excellence" from TripAdvisor, the company announced Monday. To read more about these TripAdvisor Hall of Fame Hotels, check out Malena Carollo's Article Here!
At hotel Current, the only kind of entrance guests can make is grand. Inside, the lobby is head-to-toe marble. The ornate black ceiling is crafted to look like a rippling wave, guiding eyes to the Rocky Point hotel's leading asset: a view of the surrounding water. To read more of Sarah DiNatale's article, Click Here! [...]
More and more people are going to theme parks across the nation, and Tampa's Adventure Island and Busch Gardens are no exception, according to a new report. To read more on Josh Fiallo's article, Click Here.
Samantha Flores was having a tough time getting through the airport. The signs were hard to see, the announcements were hard to hear and the people rushing by made her feel unsteady on her stiffened knees. Finally, with relief, she made her way to a bench to sit down, catch her breath and take off [...]
The 7-story hotel Midtown Tampa developers will start to build this summer will be a dual-branded Aloft and Element property with 226 rooms and a rooftop terrace, pool and lounge designed to appeal to locals as much as to out-of-towners. "One of the elements of the hotel that we think is really going to add [...]
The Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina has changed its name to the Tampa Marriott Water Street and is unveiling a new look, new activity on its sidewalks and new restaurants as part of a $50 million makeover. "The idea (behind the new name) is we have a collection of hotels we're selling, and Water [...]
Southern Airways Express said Tuesday it will launch weekend air service between Tampa International Airport and Destin Executive Airport starting on Friday, making it the only airline to offer a direct flight between the two cities. To read more of Josh Fiallo's article, Click Here!
Link to Florida Lodging & Restaurant Association Training in Tampa/National Human Trafficking Hotline
MARCH 21 | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM THIS IS A COUNTY-WIDE EVENT. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE AN FRLA MEMBER TO ATTEND. Human Trafficking is a reality in every state in our nation, and Florida is no exception. FRLA believes we have a moral obligation to do all we can to prevent this atrocious crime [...]