filmHey everyone...Travis back with updates about where to stay in Tampa Bay, especially if you are coming in for the Gasparilla Film Festival.  Here's the scoop -

The InterContinental Tampa is the official hotel sponsor of the fifth annual Gasparilla International Film Festival, which takes place March 24-28, 2011. 

One of Florida’s largest and fastest-growing film festivals, the Gasparilla International Film Festival takes place in downtown Tampa and South Tampa.  Each year, the festival features an average of 100 films from around the world at a variety of venues, with an additional focus on local productions. 

Categories for the 2011 festival include: horror, comedy, documentary, international, young filmmaker (under 25 years old), North American Drama, short film, Florida Focus and a sidebar celebrating Tampa’s Cuban heritage.

The InterContinental Tampa is offering rates for filmgoers as low as $139 per night (double occupancy), including a complimentary breakfast buffet for two in Shula’s Steak House for patrons attending the Gasparilla International Film Festival (March 24-28, 2011).

Gasparilla International Film Festival rate is available now through March 28, 2011. (Subject to availability). To reserve the special Gasparilla International Film Festival rate at InterContinental Tampa, please call (866) 402-0758 and mention rate code IPE10 or visit

I hope to see you in Tampa, and at the InterContinental Tampa.  And as always, keep checking back here for moregreat things to do in Tampa Bay and other Tampa Bay area  events.