Tampa Bay Buzz
30
June
2013
Visit Tampa Bay hosts an East Tampa Partner Meeting
Linda Mummert here with some convention sales updates.  Visit Tampa Bay held an East Tampa Hotel Partner Meeting at the Sheraton Tampa East Hotel on June 13th.  We had over 10 hotel representatives in attendance and one attendee from the Florida State Fairgrounds.  Adam DePiro, Director of Sales and Services conducted the informal meeting introducing our new brand video and introducing our Sales Team.  A brief summary from each Sales Manager describing their deployment and incentives being offred by Visit Tampa Bay. Our ongoing Get Tampa Bay program was discussed in detail by Maria Watson which is offered free of charge to any...
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Calling all Front Line Staff!

  Calling all Front Line Staff! Visit Tampa Bay has launched their first front line Customer Service and Destination training program, GET Tampa Bay (Gust Experience Training). This 2.5 hour training program was developed by renowned speaker & author Ruby Newell Legner.  Legner, has helped elevate...

Mother's Day Deals around the Tampa Bay Area!

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and Tampa is working hard to make sure there are plenty of opportunities to make Mom feel special. Here are a few ideas on how to make this Mother’s Day unforgettable! Boing! - Let Mom be a kid again at Tampa’s Boing! trampoline center! This Sunday, May 12, Moms...

Meetings Industry Council (MIC) Conference & Tradeshow Recap

Linda Mummert here with more exciting Convention Sales news...The 13th annual Meetings Industry Council (MIC) of Colorado Educational Conference and Trade Show was held at the Colorado Convention Center on March 27, 2013 with record attendance and a visit from Mayor Hancock. Over 900 professionals...

What Happens in Vegas Doesn't Always Stay in Vegas!!!

Linda Mummert here reporting on another successful trade show.  Our Sales Team comprised of Alex Kaptzan, VP of Convention Sales & Services, Jennifer Friday, National Sales Manager for the Northeast/Southeast/Canada and Amy Trautman, National Sales Manager for the Midwest/West ...

Expedition Florida500 (XF500)

Please join me in supporting Mother Ocean and Expedition Florida 500 (XF500) this weekend to support Tampa Bay’s waterways and coastline by attending one of their upcoming events (see attached).  XF500 is a modern-day exploration of Florida’s coastline, waterways, and aquatic ecosystem as seen...

Sail Pavilion Unleashes “Yappy Hour” for International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

This “Yappy Hour” approved by Fido! This Saturday, Feb. 23 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. head over to the Sail Pavilion, located on Tampa’s busy RiverWalk, adjacent to the Tampa Convention center for some well-deserved “treats” for you and your furry friend. The Sail Pavilion will be hosting a special...

The Westin Tampa Bay is #1...Again!!!

The Westin Tampa Bay was recently named the #1 Hotel in Tampa Bay by  U.S. News, as they just released their 2013 Best Hotels listing. For the second year in a row The Westin Tampa Bay has been the recipient of this honor and it proves the theory that excellence is a habit! The doors opened back...