Party City

Sarasota's Catering Business Booms

As Sarasota tourism surges, the catering business booms.

06/07/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Technology

New Local Tourism Network Launches

The Sarasota web firm Professional Web Designs recently launched the Suncoast Vacation Network, a network of websites created to help visitors learn about and explore popular local vacation destinations.

06/05/2017 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

Hospitality

Wedding Planning Company Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The Sarasota wedding planning company NK Weddings is commemorating its 10th anniversary this week.

05/18/2017 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

Tourism

County Allocates $21.2 Million for Braves Spring Training Facility

The Sarasota County Commission on Tuesday approved a proposal to allocate $21.2 million in Tourist Development Tax revenues to help fund the construction of a new spring training stadium for the Atlanta Braves in south county.

05/10/2017 By staff

Tourism

Music, Art and Theater Festival Returns

The eighth annual Harvey Milk Festival will run May 11-13, culminating with a 10-band music festival in downtown Sarasota's Five Points Park on Saturday, May 13.

05/09/2017 By staff

Tourism

Seafood and Music Festival Comes to St. Armands Circle May 20-21

The event will include food from local restaurants, drinks and live music.

05/08/2017 By staff

Tourism

Bradenton Nonprofit Launches New Interactive Exploration Site

Realize Bradenton recently launched WalkBradenton.com, a new website that highlights places in Bradenton to eat, shop, visit and more.

05/08/2017 By staff

Construction

TreeUmph! to Break Ground on New Hernando County Location

TreeUmph! Adventure Course is hosting a special celebration on Wednesday, May 3, to break ground on its new Hernando County location.

04/28/2017 By staff

Tourism

Panel Discusses Sports Tourism May 4

The Sarasota Tiger Bay Club is hosting a panel discussion on Sarasota as an "international sports mecca" at Michael's on East.

04/28/2017 By staff

Construction

Bradenton Beach Restaurant Finishes New Outdoor Bar and Waterfront Deck

The Chiles Restaurant Group recently completed construction of the Beach House's new outdoor bar and waterfront deck, the final phase of a four-phase project that has taken nearly four years.

04/26/2017 By staff

Tourism

Suncoast Boat Show Returns

This year’s show will be the largest in the event’s history.

04/18/2017 By staff

Environment

Sea Turtle Patrols Begin Again This Week

A group of scientists, interns and volunteers will soon begin monitoring 35 miles of beaches from Longboat Key to Venice.

04/11/2017 By staff

Tourism

122-Bed Lakewood Ranch Hotel Opens

The new Lakewood Ranch Hyatt Place hotel recently opened for business.

04/03/2017 By staff

Tourism

Sarasota County Strikes Deal with Airbnb on Bed Tax Collections

Sarasota County recently reached an agreement with Airbnb that will allow the Sarasota County tax collector to begin reporting, collecting and remitting Tourist Development Tax money on short-term Airbnb rentals.

04/03/2017 By staff

Tourism

Orioles' Spring Training Attendance the Team's Second Highest Ever

A total of 119,742 fans attended the team's 17 home games at Sarasota's Ed Smith Stadium this spring.

03/31/2017 By staff