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Bay area tourism industry experts focus on Dallas, China as new feeder markets

Speakers at the recent Hillsborough County Hotel Motel Association's 18th Annual Trends & Forecasting Forum focused on what the local tourism landscape is shaping up to be in the next few months, where the visitors have been coming from and what they are doing to market to them. But controversy over Visit Florida’s recent funding [...]

By | 2017-08-01T04:32:20+00:00 August 1st, 2017|In The News|0 Comments


July 18, 2017 Frontier Airlines will launch new low-fare service between Tampa and 11 new cities starting this fall. Frontier will celebrate the new service with fares as low as $44* at flyfrontier.com. The new cities from Tampa include the following: Buffalo, N.Y.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Columbus, Ohio; Indianapolis; Islip, N.Y.; Kansas City, Mo.; Milwaukee; [...]

By | 2017-08-01T02:31:46+00:00 August 1st, 2017|In The News|0 Comments

FY17 Tourism Revenue beats 2014

Nine months into FY17, tourism revenue beats all of FY2014 7 of the past 9 months recorded record bed-tax revenues TAMPA (July 12, 2017) – With three months left in its 2017 budget year, Visit Tampa Bay is reporting $23.75 million in Tourist Development Tax revenues collected since Oct. 1 – outpacing the total for [...]

By | 2017-07-25T06:18:26+00:00 July 25th, 2017|In The News|0 Comments

Airbnb collects over $1 million in bed taxes in five Tampa Bay counties

Since the beginning of the year, Airbnb has collected and remitted more than $1 million in bed tax revenue in five Tampa Bay area counties. Leading the way is Pinellas County with $774,500 in tourist development taxes, also known as the bed tax. Pinellas was followed by Polk County with $192,000, whose agreement with Airbnb took effect [...]

By | 2017-07-17T18:50:05+00:00 June 30th, 2017|In The News|0 Comments