Tourism

New Tour to Highlight Luxurious Charter Jet

Sarasota's Admiral Travel International next year will host a private flight on the world’s largest charter jet, the Boeing 777-200LR Crystal Skye.

04/26/2018 By Staff

Construction

Jimmy Buffett-Themed Hotel and Restaurant Coming to Bradenton

Margaritaville Holdings and Minto Communities plan to build a Margaritaville hotel and a LandShark Bar & Grill in Bradenton.

04/18/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Four Local Sporting Events to Receive State Grants

The Florida Sports Foundation in February approved 32 grants for sporting events, including four in Sarasota County.

04/16/2018 By Staff

Tourism

New Flights to Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh Begin

Allegiant began service between Sarasota Bradenton International Airport and the cities of Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

04/11/2018 By Staff

Tourism

'Cycleboat' to Begin Offering Siesta Key Tours

Sarasota's Sip-n-Cycle Cruises recently began offering tours departing from Siesta Key.

04/04/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Spring Training Generated $1.3 Million for Local Airbnb Hosts

Roughly 12,000 visitors stayed in Sarasota Airbnb rentals during this year's Baltimore Orioles spring training season.

04/04/2018 By Staff

Data

Florida Tourism Hit New Highs in 2017

More than 116 million out-of-state visitors traveled to Florida last year, a new record high.

04/03/2018 By Staff

Travel

Airport Adds Lactation Privacy Suites

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport recently installed two lactation suites created by the Vermont company Mamava.

03/16/2018 By Staff

Tourism

New Hotel Opens

Britain's InterContinental Hotels Group recently opened a new hotel in Lakewood Ranch: EVEN Hotel Sarasota-Lakewood Ranch.

03/15/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Maritime Museum Renovates Historic Cortez General Store

The Florida Maritime Museum recently renovated Cortez's original general store to serve as a folk craft school and as storage and research space.

03/14/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Sarasota a Top Destination for Spring Break Vacation Home Rentals

Sarasota ranks No. 5 in a list of the country's top 10 spring break vacation home rental destinations recently compiled by TurnKey Vacation Rentals.

03/13/2018 By Staff

Hospitality

Ribbon Cutting for New Pinecraft Hotel Is April 13

Dutchman Hospitality is holding a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Carlisle Inn, its new hotel in the Amish Pinecraft community.

03/09/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Renovations to Airport Interior Underway

Gates Construction, which has offices in Bonita Springs and Sarasota, recently began renovations to the interior of Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.

03/06/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Report Puts Sand Sculpture Festival's Economic Impact at $9 Million

Total attendance at last year's Siesta Key Crystal Classic added up to 60,100, with 67 percent coming from outside the area.

03/01/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Ed Smith Stadium Named Top Spring Training Facility

A data firm analyzed 36,000 online reviews of 23 spring training stadiums to arrive at its rankings.

02/28/2018 By Staff

Caribbean Confidential

Hurricanes, Havana and Caribbean Investment Opportunities

A Sarasota seminar examines opportunities in Cuba and the Caribbean.

02/28/2018 By Pam Daniel

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

Tourism

Airbnb Plans to Expand 'Experiences' Program

The program connects travelers with curated arts, culinary and outdoors activities in the areas they're visiting.

02/26/2018 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