Hillsborough County To Increase Hotel Bed Tax Aug. 1

Hillsborough County will increase the tax rate on overnight stays at local hotels by 1 percent (from 5 to 6 percent) joining other counties designated as high-impact tourism areas. Only counties generating yearly hotel tax revenues of $600 million or more are eligible to increase taxes collected on hotel rooms by an additional 1 percent. [...]

By |2019-07-16T07:52:49-05:00July 16th, 2019|In The News|0 Comments

Here’s what Hillsborough could spend its new bed tax money on (besides a baseball stadium)

There’s an assumption among Rays’ stadium supporters in Tampa that Hillsborough County’s newly-increased bed tax is a guaranteed $6+ million a year to help finance a new ballpark in Ybor City. However, several county commissioners are privately casting doubt on that assumption, as there are a lot of things those tax dollars can fund other than a [...]

By |2019-07-09T07:32:03-05:00July 9th, 2019|In The News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Westin Tampa Bay hotel sold to Nashville company

The Westin Tampa Bay has been sold to a Nashville-based firm. Castlerock Asset Management declined to say what it paid for the 16-story, 244-room hotel at 7627 W Courtney Campbell Causeway. No deed had been recorded as of Tuesday. To read more of Susan Taylor Martin's insightful article, Click Here!

By |2019-07-03T14:56:30-05:00July 3rd, 2019|In The News|0 Comments

Ed Turanchik asks Tampa Bay transit authority for connections at newly proposed Cross Bay Ferry terminal

The Cross Bay Ferry is planning to connect South County residents to the MacDill Air Force Base, but the proposed terminal site's space is limited, making it critical that transportation is needed. Tampa attorney Ed Turanchik, who represents Cross Bay Ferry operator HMS Ferries, asked the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority members on Friday to consider expanding the [...]

By |2019-06-24T10:01:17-05:00June 24th, 2019|In The News|0 Comments

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, [...]

By |2019-06-11T08:41:19-05:00June 11th, 2019|In The News|0 Comments