Tourism

2018 Thunder By the Bay Dates Set

Suncoast Charities for Children this week announced the dates and location for next year's 20th annual Thunder By the Bay Motorcycle Festival.

08/25/2017 By staff

Tourism

Sarasota Travel Agent Recognized as Egypt Expert

Malaka Hilton was recently recognized for the 15th consecutive year as an Egypt specialist in Travel + Leisure's 16th annual "A-List."

08/24/2017 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

Planning

County Commission to Discuss Recycling Facility Near Celery Fields Wednesday

The commission is set to discuss whether to rezone 16 acres of property near the Celery Fields to allow for the construction of a recycling center.

08/18/2017 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

Ethical Ecotourism Nonprofit Recognizes Local Operators

The Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism recently recognized several ecotour operators in Sarasota and Manatee counties for their outstanding business practices.

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

Tourism

Visit Sarasota County Hires New Visitor Experience Manager

Erin Hurter will oversee visitor services programming and volunteers.

08/03/2017 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

Ringling Museum Selects New Asian Art Curator

Rhiannon Paget will oversee Asian art exhibitions and collections, including publications, collection development and research.

07/28/2017 By staff

New Hotel

A Sneak Preview of the Brand-New Westin Sarasota

The Westin Sarasota opens Friday.

07/25/2017 Edited by Susan Burns

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

Tourism

New Sarasota Hotel Opens Friday

Sarasota's first Westin hotel is set to open on Friday, July 28, with reservations for stays beginning Monday, July 31.

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

Tourism

New Longboat Key Resort Opens

Longboat Key's new Zota Beach Resort opens for business Friday.

06/22/2017 By staff

Tourism

Business Travel Association Predicts Major Losses This Year

The Global Business Travel Association is predicting that the United States will lose more than $1.3 billion in travel-related expenditures in 2017 due to "mounting geopolitical uncertainty."

06/08/2017 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