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 A year away, TB prepares for back to back Gasparilla & Superbowl

March 2 – Tampa Bay Times

 

Could Coronavirus hurt Spring Break Travel?

March 3 – Tampa Bay Times

 

Coronavirus expected to have little impact on Spring Break tourism in Tampa Bay

March 8 –  WFLA

 

Tampa Convention Center cancels events due to Coronavirus

March 12 – Tampa Bay Business Journal

 

Coronavirus spreads concern among the Tampa Bay small business community

March 16 – WUSF

 

These Businesses are Giving Back

April 6 – Tampa Bay Business Journal

 

Joint Statement from Travel Leaders

April 5 – Destinations International

 

VTB Cuts Staff as tourism activity is suspended

April 13 – Tampa Bay Business Journal

 

These DMOs are helping their local communities

April 14 – Northstar Meetings

 

Tampa Bay area hotels were hotspots – now ghost towns

April 14 – WUSF

 

Hillsborough Leaders set up Economic Recovery Task Force

April 17 – ABC Action News

 

Despite Knockdown Punch, Tourism Agency finds ways to innovate

April 23 – Business Observer

 

Pandemic’s impact could be worse than the great depression

April 24 – Fox 13 News

 

Hillsborough County cuts funding to Visit Tampa Bay

April 24 – Tampa Bay Times

 

From Recovery Meeting – SC mention

April 24 – Inside the Magic

 

Hillsborough County decides to not cut funding completely to VTB

April 29 – Tampa Bay Business Journal

 

Bay Area promoting tourism virtually during NTTW

May 5 – BayNews9

 

Travel industry looks to local markets to jump start recovery

May 12 – FlaPol

 

 

Tampa Bay prepared

May 13 – WFLA

 

ComiCon Gets Green Light

May 19 – Tampa Bay Business Journal

 

Tampa Bay is out hundreds of millions of dollars due to cancelled events

May 20 – WTSP

 

Potential of RNC to move to FL

May 25 – Tampa Bay Times

 

Tampa Convention Center Loses Millions, but finds a new role

May 16 – Tampa Bay Times

 

RNC Coming to Tampa? 

May 26 – WFLA

 

Laws of Attraction: Tourism Exec offers advice

June 19 – Business Observer

 

Florida Matters: Tourism up in the air

June 15 – WUSF

 

After Tourism Hit All Time Lows, Beginning to See A Bounce Back

June 3 – Tampa Bay Times

 

Covid Recovery Toolkit

June 2 – 83 Degrees Media

 

A Collection of Voices

July 21 – EDGE Business Magazine

 

Tampa Convention Center loses $5M

July 20 – Tampa Bay Business Journal

 

Santiago Corrada Tampa Attractions

July 16 – Video Segment with Despirta Tampa Bay (Spanish)

 

Fourth of July gives a boost, but future remains uncertain

July 2 – Tampa Bay Business Journal

 

Rebound and recovery: Tampa Bay Area tourism shows resiliency in face of COVID-19

August 18 – 83 Degrees Media

 

Economic impact report 'bittersweet' for destination marketing agency leader

August 14 – Business Observer

 

Q&A with Santiago Corrada

August 17 – Tampa Magazine

 

Charley Belcher & Santiago
Charley Belcher & Santiago 2
Charley Belcher & Santiago 3

August 11 – Good Day Tampa Bay – Fox 13 Segments

 

Tourism experts still hopeful, despite crushing blow of pandemic

August 5 – Fox 13 Video Segment

 

Loss of tourism in Tampa Bay hammers projected $280M from Hillsborough's All for Transportation surtax

August 6 – Tampa Bay Business Journal