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.
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 [...]
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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; [...]
Tourism Gives Back: 35,000 meals