Tourism

Selby Gardens Releases More Details of Long-Term Property Overhaul

Depending on fundraising, zoning and permitting, Selby aims to break ground on the first phase of the project in late 2019.

10/15/2018 By Staff

Deals

New Hotel Planned for 12.5-Acre Palmetto Parcel

California's BACC Hotel, LLC recently purchased land adjacent to the Bradenton Area Convention Center for the hotel for $5.3 million.

10/04/2018 By Staff

Tourism

New Sarasota-to-Philadelphia Flights Will Start in January

American Airlines will begin offering flights between Sarasota Bradenton International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport in January.

09/26/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Selby Gardens Names New Vice President

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens recently hired Lynn Hobeck Bates as its new vice president of external relations.

09/20/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Travel Agent Recognized for Expertise in Egypt and the Middle East

Malaka Hilton, the founder and president of Admiral Travel International, was recently recognized for the 16th consecutive year by Travel + Leisure.

09/19/2018 By Staff

Transportation

New Flights Between Sarasota and Atlanta Start in December

Frontier Airlines will begin offering direct, nonstop flights between Sarasota and Atlanta three times a week.

09/13/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Report Puts Powerboat Race Economic Impact at $21.9 Million

That's down from last year's event, which generated $36.2 million in economic impact.

09/10/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

Selby Gardens Adds Five New Board Members

Joining the board are Norbert Donelly, Marcy Klein, Cornelia Matson, Marianne McComb and Charlie Mueller.

09/07/2018 By Staff

Retail

'Shoptember' Retail Promotion Returns

The promotion is intended to encourage retail business during a typically slow month, slower than usual this year because of red tide.

09/05/2018 By Staff

Sports

Atlanta Braves Announce Date of First Game in New Spring Training Facility

The Atlanta Braves will play their first spring training game in their new North Port stadium on Sunday, March 24, 2019.

08/30/2018 By Staff

Tourism

New Flights Between Sarasota and Philadelphia Start in December

Frontier Airlines will offer nonstop service between Sarasota Bradenton International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport.

08/28/2018 By Staff

Hospitality

New Downtown Hotel in the Works

L. Ronald Gray is working with Hoyt Architects, Gilbane Building Company and the design firm Cooper Carry to build Hotel Laurent.

08/28/2018 By Staff

Hospitality

Anna Maria Island Resort Names Three New Executives

Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club recently hired Christopher Hunter, Noland Dunnan and Vincent Isbell.

08/20/2018 By Staff

Deals

Selby Gardens Signs CEO to 10-Year Contract

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ Board of Trustees recently inked a 10-year contract with chief executive officer and president Jennifer Rominiecki.

08/17/2018 By Staff

Transportation

Airline to Begin Offering Nonstop Flights Between Sarasota and Cleveland

Frontier Airlines will begin offering flights between Sarasota Bradenton International Airport and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in December.

08/13/2018 By Staff

Technology

City Installs New Digital Kiosk on Main Street

The City of Sarasota recently installed a digital kiosk that allows users to browse local amenities and helps them find their way around.

08/10/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

Attorney Joins Women's Sports Museum Board

Attorney Katharine Vestal was recently elected to the board of directors of the nonprofit working to build a Women's Sports Museum in Sarasota.

08/09/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Airbnb Names Local Properties Most Often Added to User 'Wish Lists'

The top Sarasota County listing is a three-bedroom "tropical escape" in DeSoto Acres that can accommodate up to 16 guests.

07/26/2018 By Staff

Drink

Sarasota Festival Discussed in National Article on Whiskey Tourism

Sarasota's annual Whiskey Obsession festival recently earned a mention in a Forbes feature on the growing industry of whiskey tourism.

07/24/2018 By Staff

Media

Networks to Air Footage From Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix

This week, Fox Sports and CBS Sports are beginning to broadcast footage from this year's Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix.

07/17/2018 By Staff