Hey everyone!  We'll be bringing you some more exciting Tampa Bay area events, including what's new with the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament, in just a few minutes, but I had to update you on this...since I know some of you wait a long time for this information to come out. 

Next week, on Thursday, March 19, we will be unveiling the 2008 Visitor Impact Research, including the number of visitors to Hillsborough County, the economic and employment impacts of visitors, their travel origins, length of stay and spending habits. 

It all takes place at MOSI (that's the Museum of Science and Industry for those of you not from the area).  I might add that I'm excited for the presentation on multiple levels.  First, it's great to have the new information to share with everyone...PLUS, come on...it's at MOSI!!!!!

During the presenation, you'll hear from Steve Hayes, executive vice president of Tampa Bay & Company; Mark Bonn, Bonn Marketing Research Group, Inc; and Gregg Laskoski, AAA Auto Club South Managing Director of Public & Government Relations to get the latest and greatest about the travel and tourism industry. 

If you are interested in coming, just head over to www.VisitTampaBay.com/Meetings and register.  If you are media, no worries...just let me know you'll be there and I'll RSVP for you. 

Trust me, if you are interested in this info at all...you'll want to be there. 

Ok, enough of that update.  We'll be back in just a bit with some great things to do in Tampa Bay and some more highlights for the SEC basketball tournament. 

See you soon!!!