Tourism

Sarasota Company Begins Construction on Orlando Hotel

Stellar Development, Inc., recently began work on a new Holiday Inn and Suites.

02/27/2018 By Staff

New hires

Convention and Visitors Bureau Names New Director of Cultural Affairs

The Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau recently hired Judith Tilton.

02/22/2018 By Staff

Sports

Report Estimates Orioles' Economic Impact at $97 Million

The report looks at the club’s marketing and promotion of Sarasota tourism to its fan base across seven states and more.

02/22/2018 By Staff

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tourism

Workshops for Next Round of Tourist Development Arts Grants Take Place Wednesday and Thursday

All potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of the sessions.

12/01/2017 By staff

Tourism

Tourist Development Tax Collections Hit New High

The Sarasota County tax collector's office collected almost $21.3 million in Tourist Development Tax money during its most recent fiscal year.

11/17/2017 By staff

Get Well Here

Sarasota's Medical Tourism Sector Faces Opportunities and Challenges

Florida sees between 300,000 and 400,000 medical tourists each year—activity that generates $6 billion in medical expenditures alone.

11/15/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Retail

New Electric Bike Store Opens

Pedego bikes have motors that help riders cruise distances of 20 to 60 miles without growing tired and sweaty.

11/01/2017 By staff

Tourism

Sustainable Tourism Conference Starts Thursday

The four-day event celebrates the United Nations' International Year of Sustainable Tourism.

10/23/2017 By staff