Tourism

St. Armands Circle Named to Travel Website's 'Hall of Fame'

St. Armands Circle was recently named to the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame.

07/12/2018 By Staff

Hospitality

New Hotel Names Executive Chef

The Legacy Hotel at IMG Academy, set to open this fall, recently hired Jason Patterson as its executive chef.

07/12/2018 By Staff

Planning

Supporters of Legacy Trail Extension Holding Campaign Kickoff Event

If approved by voters this fall, the referendum would provide $65 million in funding to extend the trail to downtown Sarasota.

07/10/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Airport CEO to Discuss Future of Air Travel in the Region

The president and CEO of the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport will discuss the topic at a luncheon on Wednesday, July 25.

07/10/2018 By Staff

Tourism

New Nonstop Flights Between Sarasota and Chicago Start in December

American Airlines will offer nonstop flights between Sarasota Bradenton International Airport and O'Hare International Airport.

07/05/2018 By Staff

Environment

New Mote Study Tests Possibility of Mitigating Red Tide

Researchers are launching a new study to test whether filter-feeding animals and seaweeds can mitigate the effects of Florida red tide.

06/26/2018 By Staff

Transportation

Federal Aviation Administration Transfers Operations to New Sarasota Airport Tower

A total of 34 Federal Aviation Administration employees work at the new Sarasota Bradenton International Airport facility.

06/25/2018 By Staff

Tourism

$2.1 Million in Tourist Tax Grants Go to 39 Arts and Cultural Organizations

The money comes from tourist tax collections and is intended to promote cultural activities that appeal to tourists.

06/22/2018 By Staff

Sports

Atlanta Braves Spring Training Season Tickets Go on Sale Saturday

The Braves' new North Port stadium, now under construction, will host the team's final game of its 2019 season, before opening fully in 2020.

06/13/2018 By Staff

Transportation

New Nonstop Flights Between Sarasota and Dallas Start in December

American Airlines flights to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport will begin on Wednesday, Dec. 19.

06/13/2018 By Staff

Hospitality

Hotel Near Airport to Open in July

Home2 Suites is scheduled to open in July with Stacy Royalty as general manager and Christine Moore as sales manager.

06/12/2018 By Staff

Data

Florida Tourism Breaking Records

More than 33 million tourists visited the state of Florida during the first three months of this year, the most in any quarter in Florida history.

06/08/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

Selby Gardens Selects New Chief Operating Officer

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens recently hired Wendy Deming.

05/29/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Powerboat Festival Returns This Summer

The Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix will return this summer for the 34th year, with events scheduled to take place June 23-July 4.

05/24/2018 By Staff

Honors

Manatee County Visitors Bureau Hands Out Tourism Awards

The 2018 winners include Karen Riley-Love and Patrick Moreo.

05/15/2018 By Staff

Tourism

New 'Passport' Created to Boost Cortez Businesses and Nonprofits

The Florida Maritime Museum and nearby merchants will soon offer a "Cortez Passport" intended to encourage visitors to explore the area.

05/11/2018 By Staff

Data

Manatee County Tourism Up

The total number of visitors to Manatee County exceeded 3.1 million in 2017.

05/11/2018 By Staff

Food

Almost 90 Restaurants Participating in Savor Sarasota Promotion

Visit Sarasota County's annual Savor Sarasota event runs June 1-14.

05/10/2018 By Staff

Honors

Ski-a-Rees Recognized for Tourism Contributions

The Sarasota Ski-a-Rees Water Ski Show Team recently received Visit Sarasota County's Voice of Sarasota Award.

05/07/2018 By Staff

Tourism

New Dual-Concept Hotel Opens in June

The hotel's owner also plans to build an adjacent Comfort Inn & Suites with 110 suites and rooms.

04/30/2018 By Staff