hey everyone!  Travis here with some Tampa Tourism news!  By now, I'm sure you've all heard that Tampa is bidding to host the FIFA World Cup!  In case you haven't, now you know. 

And if you don't know much about it, let's just say that it's HUGE!  It's like hosting 4 or 5 Super Bowls at once!  So, it's pretty important, and it would be a great thing if it came to Tampa. 

Well, the team has been put in to place.  The Tampa Bay Bid Committee for the World Cup is ready to bring it home.  Leading the Tampa Bay Bid Committee as Chairman will be Chuck Sykes, president and chief executive officer of Sykes Enterprises, Inc. 

Also included in the Tampa Bay Bid Committee are community leaders, elected officials, industry professionals and others, including one of the most powerful women in the world...honestly! 

Now, Tampa Bay is among the final 27 cities under consideration to serve as a potential World Cup host city.  Tampa Bay & Company is requesting the support of community members, partners, Tampa Bay fans, and everyone else to help bring the FIFA World Cup™ back to the United States and to Tampa Bay for the first time. 

Log on to www.GoUSABid.com/TampaBay and join the movement to bring this prestigious event to our destination.  It only takes seconds to sign the petition, and a goal of 50,000 signatures has been set! 

When I say that it only takes seconds, I really mean that it only takes seconds, so help us out and log on! 

And as always, keep checking back.  We'll be bringing you updates about this and other Tampa tourism information, along with great things to do in Tampa Bay and Tampa Bay area events.