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The 2016 Best Destination Website? This one.

The 2016 Best Destination Website? This one.

September 16, 2016

Following a string of recent state and industry accolades, Visit Tampa Bay has been honored with a national award for Best Destination Website ( www.visittampabay.com ) at this year’s meeting at...

With a month to go, FY16 bed taxes beat FY15

With a month to go, FY16 bed taxes beat FY15

September 14, 2016

TAMPA (Sept. 14, 2016) – With a month left in its budget year, Visit Tampa Bay has officially surpassed Fiscal Year 2015’s record bed-tax collections for Hillsborough County. The August...

Visit Tampa Bay wins top honors for advocacy

Visit Tampa Bay wins top honors for advocacy

September 8, 2016

“Henry” video earns a Henry award for Tourism Advocacy ORLANDO (Sept. 8, 2016) – For the first time in its history, Visit Tampa Bay won Florida’s top award for Tourism Advocacy...

Summer meetings impact doubles from 2015

Summer meetings impact doubles from 2015

August 17, 2016

Visit Tampa Bay's city-wide convention business more than doubled this year, compared to the summer of 2015, bringing $22 million in economic impact to Hillsborough County. Between June 1 and...

Visit Tampa Bay hooks “Greybeard the Pirate”

Visit Tampa Bay hooks “Greybeard the Pirate”

August 15, 2016

TAMPA (August 10, 2016) – Home to the largest annual Pirate parade in the world and a rising star as a top meetings destination, Visit Tampa Bay has loaded the cannons and launched an...

Visit Tampa Bay hires FKQ for advertising

Visit Tampa Bay hires FKQ for advertising

August 15, 2016

Visit Tampa Bay is proud to announce that it has hired at its agency of record full-service marketing and communication agency FKQ Advertising + Marketing of Clearwater. FKQ began work August 1,...

July bed tax collections rise 11.6 percent

July bed tax collections rise 11.6 percent

August 4, 2016

Strong summer shows Tampa Bay’s strength as a year-round destination TAMPA (Aug. 5, 2016) – Visit Tampa Bay and Hillsborough County report more than $2.3 million in hotel bed-tax...

New nonstop links Tampa, San Francisco

New nonstop links Tampa, San Francisco

July 26, 2016

Long-sought service opens up new tourism, meeting opportunities TAMPA (July 26, 2016) – Visit Tampa Bay and Tampa International Airport are proud to announce new daily nonstop flights from...