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

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