Tampa Bay Blog

Category - Meetings & Conventions
  • AC by Marriott Westshore Rendering
    Tampa Bay visitors will find a hotel renaissance underway over the next year or so as the destination adds hip new brands, reinvigorates our best-known properties, and makes plans for new builds and new flags. A treasure trove of creature comfort awaits. Here are some of the highlights: New The stylish 175-room AC by Marriott adds a bit of European flair to the upscale West Shore District, putting visitors within easy reach of luxury shopping at International Plaza and Westshore Plaza, iconic
  • Pamela Calhoun
    Tampa Bay is filled with people who make it their job to help visitors have a good time and make great memories during their stay here. Some of them work in the spotlight, having daily interactions with visitors. Others work behind the scenes, making sure you experience the best visit you can. Either way, take a moment and thank them for their efforts. They're doing it for you.
  • The Florida Aquarium Pointing
    Pardon us while we blow our own horn for a moment: Tampa Bay is riding high as one of the top destinations in the world for everything from Pride celebrations to airport dining. Unlock Tampa Bay and find your own favorite thing about the hip, urban heart of Florida's Gulf coast. MSN: Cities That Are Amazing Getaways "More often than not, most tourists disregard Florida cities and head right to the sunny coastlines—but this culture haven and palm tree paradise should not be...
  • Norwegian Air TPA
    With the upcoming arrival of Norwegian Air in Tampa Bay on October 31 and Delta starting flights from Amsterdam next spring, international visitors have yet another non-stop option for their Sunshine State vacation. Norwegian is the latest international carrier to make Tampa Bay a non-stop destination. The carrier will fly into Tampa International Airport (TPA) from London Gatwick on Wednesdays and Saturdays starting Oct. 31. Introductory fares are $215 one-way. Norwegian becomes Tampa...
  • ZipCar logo
    With the snip of a ribbon, ZipCar recently joined the mix of Tampa Bay's fun and funky transportation options. At the same event, Tampa's Downtown Partnership unveiled its new free electric shuttle service that will be an on-call way to move point-to-point throughout downtown. Each six-seat shuttle comes with a driver. The rides will be available starting in July. ZipCar Tampa joins Coast Bike Share as a convenient, pay-and-you go option for moving around downtown's fast-paced...
  • Tampa International Airport Flies High in Rankings
    Tampa International Airport (TIA) is paving way for a bigger and better experience. Traffic patterns at TIA continue to shift as its $1 billion expansion project , expected to finish 2017, continues to develop. Crews have closed one lane of the Blue departure entrance and one lane of the inbound parkway to put support columns in for the new automated people mover. With these lane closures and change in future traffic patterns, TIA asks that drivers are mindful of the 25 mph speed limit around
  • Tampa International Airport
    Positive reviews pour in for Tampa International Airport, ranking it a 4.5 out of 5 star on the Yelp user-generated review site . It’s a nice compliment to their No. 2 ranking by travelers for having the best customer service and No. 5 in the world. TIA has more than 900 online comments posted about TIA from local, national and international travelers. Many reviewers post photos along with their comments, sharing why they love Tampa’s airport so much. Free Wi-Fi, private...
  • Tampa International Airport
    Add another feather to the cap of Tampa International Airport. Travelers tell surveyor J.D. Power and Associates that TIA's combination of easy navigation, quick security and awesome dining choices put it among the best airports in the country. TIA ranked close behind PDX -- Portland International in Oregon -- which claimed the top spot on the list. That result is consistent with reviews this year by Travel + Leisure and the Airports Council International's Airport Service Quality...
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    Tampa Bay is up four spots in the latest ranking of meeting destinations compiled by Cvent, a leading event-management company. Cvent’s 2015 Top 50 U.S. Meetings Destinations places Tampa Bay at No. 26, above three of its national competitors -- Fort Lauderdale, Baltimore and Long Beach, Calif. Tampa Bay is one notch below Charlotte, N.C., another of its competitors nationally. "This change shows the growing strength of our brand and of our reputation as a meeting destination,"...
  • downtown_tampa
    HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS - More than 70 hotels providing over 21,000 rooms to choose from for your next meeting. Whether your concerns are budget or indulgence, your attendees are sure to find all the comforts of home at the highest levels of hospitality. THE SKY IS THE LIMIT - Home to Tampa International Airport, known fondly as “America’s Favorite Airport,” traveling attendees can arrive comfortably on any of TIA’s 560+ daily flights on 26+ major carriers. In...