Deals

Boat Maker Launches New Partnership With Colorado Dealer

Manatee County's Chris-Craft recently added Colorado's Action Water Sports to its dealer network.

01/23/2019 By Staff

Politics

Sarasota Added to U.S. Civil Rights Trail

The Sarasota area was added to the trail because of the Lido Beach "wade-ins"—protests created to push Sarasota to desegregate local beaches.

01/22/2019 By Staff

Hospitality

Anna Maria Island Resort Looking to Hire

Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club is hosting a job fair for full- and part-time positions on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

01/15/2019 By Staff

Tourism

Visitors and Revenue From Airbnb Up in 2018

Roughly 100,000 visitors booked lodgings through Airbnb in Sarasota County in 2018, generating $22.8 million in revenue for local hosts.

01/15/2019 By Staff

Hotels

Hospitality Trade Groups Merge

The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association and Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns recently partnered to form a new statewide organization: the Florida Inns Chapter.

01/14/2019 By Staff

Tourism

Florida Airports High in On-Time Holiday Travel Ranking

Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers was ranked No. 3 in the nation and Tampa International Airport was ranked No. 4.

12/14/2018 By Staff

Boating

Sarasota Yacht Club Receives 'Platinum' Distinction

Only 30 yacht clubs in the country have been named a "Platinum Club of America" by the Club Leaders Forum.

12/11/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Airline Adds New Nonstop Flights Between Sarasota and Nine Cities

The cities include Asheville, North Carolina; Baltimore; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Syracuse, New York; Cleveland; Columbus, Ohio; Richmond, Virginia; Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Nashville.

11/13/2018 By Staff

Sand Sport

Siesta Key Crystal Classic Brings Friendly Competition to a Childhood Pastime

The 2018 Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Festival is less "fun in the sun" and more "blood, sweat and tears."

11/08/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Tourism

Travel Magazine Names Sarasota the No. 5 Small City in America

Condé Nast Traveler readers recently voted Sarasota as one of the country's top small cities.

10/23/2018 By Staff

Tourism

New Sarasota-to-Philadelphia Flights Will Start in January

American Airlines will begin offering flights between Sarasota Bradenton International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport in January.

09/26/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Travel Agent Recognized for Expertise in Egypt and the Middle East

Malaka Hilton, the founder and president of Admiral Travel International, was recently recognized for the 16th consecutive year by Travel + Leisure.

09/19/2018 By Staff

Recreation

Park Management Changing Hands

Next month, five City of Sarasota parks and recreation facilities now maintained by Sarasota County through an inter-local agreement will return to the city.

09/17/2018 By Staff

Transportation

New Flights Between Sarasota and Atlanta Start in December

Frontier Airlines will begin offering direct, nonstop flights between Sarasota and Atlanta three times a week.

09/13/2018 By Staff

Manufacturing

Boat Maker Debuts New Model

Chris-Craft is debuting its new Launch 28 GT this week at the Cannes Yachting Festival.

09/10/2018 By Staff

Travelogue

Chef Judi on the Pleasures of Cooking on Vacation

When preparing a meal at home becomes the best part of a trip.

09/04/2018 By Judi Gallagher

Recreation

New Dog Park Opens Monday

The Canine Club at Gillespie Park includes two separate fenced areas, dog drinking fountains and new trees, landscaping and shade structures.

09/04/2018 By Staff

A Path Forward

Should the Legacy Trail Be Extended?

Voters will answer the question in November, when they will decide whether to approve a bond referendum that would pay for the project.

08/29/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Tourism

New Flights Between Sarasota and Philadelphia Start in December

Frontier Airlines will offer nonstop service between Sarasota Bradenton International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport.

08/28/2018 By Staff

Hospitality

Anna Maria Island Resort Names Three New Executives

Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club recently hired Christopher Hunter, Noland Dunnan and Vincent Isbell.

08/20/2018 By Staff