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JANUARY

With Super Bowl Ahead, Outback Bowl Providing National Event Prep For Raymond James Stadium

January 1 – Bay News 9

 

Hospitality industry confab picks area for major late summer event - in person.

January 11 – Business Observer

 

DECEMBER

Bay Area tourism ends year with a bump

December 30 – Fox 13 News

 

Tampa, St. Pete hit highest hotel occupancy rate in U.S. travel market despite Covid-19 pandemic

December 29 – Tampa Bay Business Journal

 

2020’s Busiest Travel Destination Was Tampa And St. Petersburg, Florida, Hotel Data Shows
December 27 – Forbes

 

Tampa Bay Won’t Get a Traditional Super Bowl, but It’s Still Spending Like Crazy

December 21 – Ad Week

 

Tampa Plans For 'A Great Super Bowl' Despite COVID Uncertainty

December 21 – Yahoo News / Patch

 

Tampa Plans For 'A Great Super Bowl' Despite COVID Uncertainty

December 21 – MSN / Patch

 

JW Marriott opens in downtown Tampa after nearly three years of construction
December 21 – Fox 13 News

 

Bay Area Tourism Officials Optimistic Heading Into New Year

Dec 16 – Bay News 9

 

Pinellas County commissioners approve $1M tourism agreement for Super Bowl host committee

Dec 16 – Tampa Bay Business Journal

 

Toronto Raptors to allow limited number of fans at Amalie Arena games

Dec 15 – Fox 13 News

 

Hillsborough begins human trafficking awareness blitz

Dec 10 – Tampa Bay Times

 

What could have been? Super Bowl expectations tempered for Bucs, Tampa

Dec 9 – Bucs Wire

 

Tampa to host prominent travel trade event in 2021, bringing thousands to downtown

Dec 8 - Tampa Bay Business Journal

 

Coronavirus Concerns Temper Tampa’s Super Bowl Excitement
December 3 – Bay News 9

 

Florida May See Fewer Snowbirds This Winter. What Does That Mean For The Tampa Bay Businesses They Frequent?
December 2 – WUSF

 

Visit Tampa Bay says tourism is still suffering, but slowly improving
December 2 – WTSP

 

NOVEMBER

Gasparilla organizers postpone annual parade until April 17
November 23 – Tampa Bay Times

 

Gasparilla parades postponed to April due to COVID-19 pandemic
November 23 – WTSP

 

Stocks for cruise industry saw its biggest increase after vaccine announcement

November 10 – Fox 13 News

 

Contract approved for TCC Expansion

November 9 – USAE Newsletter
 

Hillsborough plans $4 million boost to tourism campaign

November 4 - Tampa Bay Times

 

Hillsborough plans $4 million boost to tourism campaign

Nov 4 – Tampa Bay Times

 

OCTOBER

Florida se prepara para reactivar el turismo y los cruceros

October 30 – Telemundo 49

 

 

NFL announces limited capacity at Super Bowl LV in Tampa

October 29 – Fox 13 News

 

Anuncian el encargado de renovar el Tampa Convention Center

October 29 – Telemundo 49

 

Super Bowl 55 likely to feature limited audience at Raymond James Stadium

October 28 - Tampa Bay Times

 

County Approves Funding for VTB Recovery Campaign

October 21 - Tampa Bay Business Journal

 

Hillsborough Tourism Receives Boost from Cares Act

Oct 20 - Tampa Bay Times

 

Visit Tampa Bay Surpasses $30M in Tourist Development Collections Despite Challenging Year for Tourism

Oct 20 - Florida Trend

 

Tampa Bay Sports Win but Area Loses out on Financial Impact

Oct 18 - WTSP

 

Hillsborough County tourism hit hard during pandemic, slowly bouncing back

Oct 18 - Fox News 13

 

Impacto del COVID-19 en el turismo de la Bahía de Tampa

Oct 14 - Telemundo

 

Tourism Generated $6.9 Billion in 2019

October Issue - (Black Meetings & Tourism)

 

SEPTEMBER

A retomada do turismo em Tampa Bay

Sept 25 - Brazil Travel News

 

Airbnb launches new portal with resources for governments, tourism organizations

Sept 24 - PhocusWire

 

'Secret Tampa Bay': Explore hidden gems in our area 

Sept 19 - WTSP 

 

AUGUST

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

August 18 – 83 Degrees Media

 

Q&A with Santiago Corrada

August 17 – Tampa Magazine

 

Economic impact report 'bittersweet' for destination marketing agency leader

August 14 – Business Observer

 

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

August 11 – Good Day Tampa Bay – Fox 13 Segments

 

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

August 6 – Tampa Bay Business Journal

 

Tourism experts still hopeful, despite crushing blow of pandemic

August 5 – Fox 13 Video Segment

 

JULY

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

JUNE

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

 

MAY

RNC Coming to Tampa? 

May 26 – WFLA

 

Potential of RNC to move to FL

May 25 – Tampa Bay Times

 

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

May 20 – WTSP

 

ComiCon Gets Green Light

May 19 – Tampa Bay Business Journal

 

Tampa Convention Center Loses Millions, but finds a new role

May 16 – Tampa Bay Times

 

Tampa Bay prepared

May 13 – WFLA

 

Tampa Bay prepared

May 13 – WFLA

 

Travel industry looks to local markets to jump start recovery

May 12 – FlaPol

 

Bay Area promoting tourism virtually during NTTW

May 5 – BayNews9

 

APRIL

Hillsborough County decides to not cut funding completely to VTB

April 29 – Tampa Bay Business Journal

 

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

 

Despite Knockdown Punch, Tourism Agency finds ways to innovate

April 23 – Business Observer

 

Hillsborough Leaders set up Economic Recovery Task Force

April 17 – ABC Action News

 

These DMOs are helping their local communities

April 14 – Northstar Meetings

 

Tampa Bay area hotels were hotspots – now ghost towns

April 14 – WUSF

 

VTB Cuts Staff as tourism activity is suspended

April 13 – Tampa Bay Business Journal

 

These Businesses are Giving Back

April 6 – Tampa Bay Business Journal

 

Joint Statement from Travel Leaders

April 5 – Destinations International

 

MARCH

Coronavirus spreads concern among the Tampa Bay small business community

March 16 – WUSF

 

Tampa Convention Center cancels events due to Coronavirus

March 12 – Tampa Bay Business Journal

 

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

March 8 –  WFLA

 

Could Coronavirus hurt Spring Break Travel?

March 3 – Tampa Bay Times

 

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

March 2 – Tampa Bay Times

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