Tampa readies for Super Bowl LV fans – albeit fewer of them – amid the pandemic

January 27 – USA TODAY


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

January 11 – Business Observer


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

January 1 – Bay News 9



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


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


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)



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 



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



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



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



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



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



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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