Politics

Panel Discussion Covers Future of Cuba and the Caribbean

The event includes a former U.S. diplomat, the director for the Americas Center at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, two congressional representatives and more.

02/14/2018 By staff

Tourism

Survey Finds Millennials Increasingly Want Urban Vacations

Millennial tourists are increasingly traveling to cities while on vacation, according to a new analysis of their travel habits by the research firm Resonance.

02/09/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Mote Announces Plans for New $130 Million Aquarium

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium plans to build a new $130 million aquarium on 5 acres of land at Nathan Benderson Park.

02/08/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Braves to Play Most of 2019 Spring Training in Orlando Before Move to North Port

The team will play its first spring training game in its new North Port stadium at the very end of the April 2019 spring training season.

01/31/2018 By Staff

Public relations

Universal Orlando Communications Director to Speak in Sarasota

Alyson Lundell will share the strategy created to launch Universal’s Volcano Bay water park, as well as the positives and negatives of the process.

01/30/2018 By Staff

Data

International Tourism to the U.S. Drops

Total global travel volume increased by 7.9 percent between 2015 and 2017, while America's share dropped from 13.5 percent in 2015 to 11.9 percent last year.

01/24/2018 By Staff

Data

Sarasota Ranked in List of Top 100 American Cities

Sarasota was recently ranked as America's 84th best city in which to live by Livability.

01/23/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Report Finds Camping Industry on the Rise

A new report on millennials' travel habits finds that "after years of decline, the camping industry is growing."

01/19/2018 By staff

Tourism

Airbnb Launches New Option to Pay for Trips in Installments

Last year, 67,000 guests stayed in Airbnb accommodations in Sarasota County, generating $13.3 million in revenue for local hosts.

01/16/2018 By staff

Tourism

Airline Cancels Plans for Sarasota-Pittsburgh Flights

Elite Airways announced that is scrapping plans to offer flights between Sarasota and Pittsburgh.

01/12/2018 By staff

Appointments

Women's Sports Museum Picks New Board President

Beth Green was chosen to lead a board that is raising money to build the first standalone museum dedicated to women’s sports in the country.

01/12/2018 By staff

Tourism

Airline Adds New Routes Between Sarasota, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh

The new Allegiant flights will operate twice weekly, with fares beginning at $48.

01/10/2018 By staff

Politics

Trump Administration Reverses Course on Florida Offshore Drilling

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday announced that his department is removing Florida waters from consideration for expanded offshore oil and gas drilling.

01/10/2018 By staff

Tourism

Medical Tourism Conference Scheduled for Feb. 23

The theme is "Bringing Best Practices From Hospitality to Healthcare for Maximizing Quality of the Patient/Guest Experience."

01/05/2018 By staff

Planning

Panel to Discuss Benderson Rowing Facility, Public-Private Partnerships

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations is discussing concerns about public funding for projects like the rowing park on Jan. 8.

01/02/2018 By staff

Tourism

Local Airbnb Income Almost Doubles

More than 67,000 guests stayed in Airbnb lodgings in Sarasota County in 2017, generating $13.3 million in revenue, up from $6.7 million in 2016.

12/28/2017 By staff

Entertainment

Treetop Ropes Course Company Expands to Brooksville

TreeUmph! Adventure Course, which opened its first treetop ropes course in Bradenton in 2013, recently celebrated the opening of its newest course in Brooksville.

12/19/2017 By staff

Tourism

Sarasota Company Honored By Popular Wedding Planning Website

Sand Petal Weddings, a destination wedding planning company, recently earned a “Best of Weddings” award from The Knot.

12/12/2017 By staff

Transportation

Construction Company Completes Airport Tower

The tower is anticipated to be operational by next summer.

12/05/2017 By staff

Tourism

New Resort Holds Job Fair Wednesday

Anna Maria Island's Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club is looking to hire full- and part-time employees.

12/04/2017 By staff