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

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

Tourism

Local Airbnb Income Almost Doubles

More than 67,000 guests stayed in Airbnb lodgings in Sarasota County in 2017, generating $13.3 million in revenue, up from $6.7 million in 2016.

12/28/2017 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

Tourism

Sarasota Company Honored By Popular Wedding Planning Website

Sand Petal Weddings, a destination wedding planning company, recently earned a “Best of Weddings” award from The Knot.

12/12/2017 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

Airline to Offer Nonstop Flights Between Sarasota and Pittsburgh

The airline will fly between the two cities on both Friday and Monday, with fares beginning at $199 each way.

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

Events

Holiday Parade Celebrates Circus Legends

The Sarasota Holiday Parade is honoring the 65th anniversary of the release of the film The Greatest Show on Earth.

11/30/2017 By staff

Tourism

Selby Gardens Orchid Show Breaks Revenue Records

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens' recent orchid exhibition, The Orchid Show: Earth, Air, Fire, Water, set double-digit revenue records for the gardens.

11/30/2017 By staff

Tourism

New Anna Maria Island Resort Opens

Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club includes 37 guest rooms and suites, a 50-slip marina and more.

11/30/2017 By staff

Tourism

Vacation Rental Company Expands to Anna Maria Island

The vacation rental management company Vacasa and Island Real Estate of Anna Maria Island, Inc. recently forged a new partnership.

11/22/2017 By staff

Data

Number of Visitors, Economic Impact of Tourists Both Up

More than 1.2 million visitors stayed overnight in a paid lodging in Sarasota County during Visit Sarasota County's most recent fiscal year.

11/21/2017 By staff

Tourism

Sarasota Travel Agent Named Top Specialist for Southern Africa

Ryan Hilton of Admiral Travel was recently named a travel specialist for the 14th consecutive year by Condé Nast Traveler.

11/20/2017 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

Tourism

World Rowing Championships Generated $18.7 Million in Local Economic Impact

Organizers had predicted that the event would generate $25 million in economic impact for the region.

11/16/2017 By staff