Tourism

How Local Travel Agents Stay Relevant in the Era of Online Everything

Ryan and Malaka Hilton say travel agents offer plenty of advantages.

10/06/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Tourism

Downtown Sarasota Ghost Tours Start Oct. 12

The tours will include supernatural stories that range from Sarasota's bootlegging and circus days to modern times.

10/02/2017 By staff

Tourism

Selby Gardens Unveils $67 Million Long-Term Site Plan

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens released details of a 10-year, $67 million master site plan created to increase green space at the gardens by 50 percent.

10/02/2017 By staff

Tourism

Report Puts Economic Impact of Powerboat Grand Prix at $36.2 Million

That's down from last year's impact, which was measured at $37.2 million.

09/01/2017 By staff

Construction

Builders Group Networking Social to Be Held at Rowing Park

The Gulf Coast Builders Xchange is holding its fall networking social from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14.

08/28/2017 By staff

Tourism

Sarasota Among America's Top 20 Cities for Sports and Adventure

Sarasota was ranked No. 15 in a list of America's top 20 destinations for sports and adventure.

08/23/2017 By staff

Tourism

Visit Sarasota County Logo Painted on Water Tower

A new Visit Sarasota County logo was recently painted on a large blue water tower near I-75.

08/17/2017 By staff

Nonprofits

Mote Marine Board Picks New Leaders

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium’s Board of Trustees recently elected Robert Essner as chairman, James Ericson as vice-chairman and Nigel Mould as secretary.

08/16/2017 By staff

Tourism

Seminar Explores Future of U.S.-Cuba Relations

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee is hosing a seminar titled “What Now, Cuba?” on Sept. 11.

08/15/2017 By staff

Hospitality

Colony Property to Become St. Regis Resort

Longboat Key's shuttered Colony resort will become a St. Regis resort, according to the owner and developer of the property.

08/02/2017 By staff

Tourism

First Sports Event Showcase Set for Aug. 15

The showcase will feature area sports events and allow for local businesses to learn more about the events and create new partnerships.

07/31/2017 By staff

New hires

Rowing Park Nonprofit Picks New Leader

Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates, Inc., the nonprofit that manages Sarasota's Nathan Benderson Park, recently hired Stephen Rodriguez as its president and chief executive officer.

07/21/2017 By staff

Hospitality

Presentation Focuses on How Businesses Can Connect to Millennials

The Suncoast chapter of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association is hosting a presentation on how to connect your business to millennials on Wednesday, July 12.

07/10/2017 By staff

Tourism

Powerboat Festival Returns

Last year's Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival generated $37.2 million in economic impact for the area, according to the nonprofit that produces the event.

06/28/2017 By staff

Media

NBC Sports Group to Broadcast Some of This Fall's Rowing Championships

Portions of the 2017 World Rowing Championships, hosted by Sarasota's Nathan Benderson Park, will be broadcast by the NBC Sports Group.

06/07/2017 By staff

Tourism

Rowing Youth Championships Coming to Sarasota

Nathan Benderson Park will host the USRowing Youth National Championships June 9-11.

06/01/2017 By staff

Tourism

'Dr. Beach' Picks Siesta as Country's No. 1 Beach

Stephen Leatherman, popularly known as "Dr. Beach," announced Thursday that he ranks Siesta Beach as the country's No. 1 beach.

05/25/2017 By staff

Sports

2021 Super Bowl Moved From Los Angeles to Tampa

The National Football League announced Tuesday that Super Bowl LV will be relocated to Tampa after originally being planned to take place in Los Angeles.

05/24/2017 By staff

Sports tourism

BMX Track Hosts State Tournament

Sarasota BMX is hosting the largest BMX event in Florida in 2017, the SSA Florida Cup Series Finals.

05/15/2017 By staff

Data

Manatee County Tourism Up in 2016

Manatee County drew in almost 3.1 million tourists in 2016, a 2.7 percent increase over 2015.

05/15/2017 By staff