Tampa Bay Blog

Category - Meetings & Conventions
  • AC by Marriott Westshore Rendering
    June 19, 2018
    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
  • Mosquito
    August 22, 2016
    In light of ongoing concerns about the Zika virus, Visit Tampa Bay continues to monitor the situation very closely. The health and safety of our visitors are of paramount importance, so let's take a moment to review the current information regarding the Tampa Bay area, according to the Florida Department of Health: 1. There has been no local transmission of Zika virus in Tampa Bay. As of August 19, 14 confirmed cases of Zika infection have been reported in Hillsborough County (population of...
  • ZipCar logo
    April 27, 2016
    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
    January 28, 2016
    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
    January 22, 2016
    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
    December 16, 2015
    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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    August 11, 2015
    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
    June 30, 2015
    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...
  • tampa_international_airport__2__w1024
    May 13, 2015
    Build extra time into your trip to Tampa International Airport over the coming weeks. The Tampa Tribune reports that construction of a taxiway bridge over the airport's entry road will close one of the three lanes entering the airport. The lane will be closed until May 22. Later this month, all three lanes of the road will be closed and the traffic rerouted onto a temporary road while the taxiway is demolished to make room for a planned people mover. The people mover is part of the a $1...
  • apm_station___main_terminal___interior_1
    May 8, 2015
    Take a virtual trip through Tampa International Airport's ongoing $1 billion expansion . Tampa Bay's gateway to the world has begun work on a new car-rental station, people-mover and 50,000 square feet of new retail and restaurant space in the main terminal. The new additions will modernize the airport and keep its competitive as Tampa Bay gains more air service from the West Coast, Europe and Latin America. The improvements ought to also keep Tampa International atop the...