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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Lions, Tigers and...Birds! Two New Chicks at Lowry Park Zoo

As if we needed another reason to visit Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, the zoo just welcomed two adorable spring chicks, one an African Penguin and the other a Eurasian Demoiselle Crane! The zoo’s new-born African Penguin will feel right at home here in Tampa, despite what some may think. Although many...

Busch Garden's Drops BIG News!

Falcon’s Fury rises at Busch Gardens Tampa in 2014 Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has been teasing the media for months letting us know they were going to “drop BIG news” and today the secret was finally revealed.  Lucky for you, I was sitting front row and I am excited to share all the details! We can all...

Introducing Unlock Tampa Bay

  At long last, Visit Tampa Bay is ready to unveil its new brand: “Unlock Tampa Bay.”  The exciting reveal comes after months of working with SPARK, a Tampa-based advertising agency, to find a new way to brand the Tampa Bay destination—not an organization. We’re no longer branding palm trees and...

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...

“Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation” premieres at Busch Gardens Tampa!

Get ready to move it, move it! Saturday, May 18, Busch Gardens Tampa will unveil its newest live stage show, “Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation”. Guests will party alongside their favorite characters from the hit “Madagascar” movie series, including Alex the Lion, Gloria the Hippo and King...

Historic Home Being Renovated into Baseball Museum

              Photo Credit: Ybor City Museum Society The former home of Al Lopez, Tampa’s first Major League Baseball player and first hall-of-famer, is being relocated in historic Ybor City, and will become the Tampa Baseball Museum. The museum, slated to open in Spring 2014 and being developed by...

Drink with the fish at Sea Grapes Wine & Food Festival

Stroll among 20,000 sea creatures and sample over 140 types of wine at the Florida Aquarium’s annual Sea Grapes Wine & Food Festival on Saturday, April 27. Visit ARAMARK’S modern lounge area featuring food stations mixed with chic lounge seating, wine sorbets, specialty drinks and more. Bring your...