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Visitors pump $6 billion into Tampa Bay economy in 2016

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. [...]

By |2017-09-15T07:51:12+00:00September 15th, 2017|In The News|0 Comments

Icelandair to launch flights to Reykjavík & beyond

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 [...]

By |2017-09-07T17:18:06+00:00September 7th, 2017|In The News|0 Comments


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 [...]

By |2017-09-06T19:28:18+00:00September 6th, 2017|In The News|0 Comments

Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

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 [...]

By |2017-08-30T04:25:24+00:00August 30th, 2017|In The News|0 Comments

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+00:00August 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+00:00August 1st, 2017|In The News|0 Comments