The tourism industry in Hillsborough County has bounced back from the pandemic in a big way. For folks who can’t make a trip to Tampa, a new tool helps them virtually visit the city without ever leaving the house.
As red tide continues to plague Bay Area shores and waters, officials will learn just how extensive the impacts are on local businesses.
State economists expressed optimism Tuesday that already-rebounding tourism numbers will see a quicker-than-anticipated boost from international travelers as Canada eases COVID-19 border restrictions.
Tourism officials in Tampa are celebrating a record-breaking month, with $4 million in hotel and other taxes generated during the month of April.
For a lot of people, this holiday weekend feels like the first return to normalcy since the pandemic began. Visit Tampa Bay says the tourism industry is already heating up, and summer hasn't even started.
The beach is always a popular spot to spend a holiday weekend. With that in mind, St. Pete Beach is rolling out two programs to make parking easier and cheaper.
Every time someone stays at a hotel, 6% of the bill goes right back into the local economy, and the revenue from that tax broke records in March, according to St. Pete-Clearwater.
Norwegian Cruise Lines’ CEO recently expressed his disapproval to the Miami Herald over Florida's executive order, saying it throws a wrench in the cruise line’s plan to return to Florida ports. The return plan included all of their passengers and crew members being fully vaccinated.
Visit Tampa Bay and Visit St. Pete/Clearwater are working with the U.S. Travel Association to celebrate the "power of travel" for national travel and tourism week.
When you're kicking back, looking for your next streaming series to binge, don't be surprised when you recognize some familiar Bay Area hotspots. Starting next month, an original scripted series, filmed and produced in St. Pete/Clearwater, will premiere on Amazon Prime.
While the Florida DEP says the water is safe, the images of wastewater pouring into Tampa Bay is not a look that makes people want to come here.
Thousands of visitors are already visiting the area, and many local school districts are also on spring break this week. For local leaders, safety is their top priority.
Florida lawmakers continued Wednesday to narrow an effort to overturn a decision by Key West voters last year that placed restrictions on cruise ships docking at the city’s port.
About a year and a half ago, residents said a developer bought homes, tore them down, and replaced them with weekly vacation rental properties, which sleep up to 25 guests each. Residents say the rentals bring trash, too many cars, and loud parties.
Even though there are more travelers every day, look around and you’ll see the pandemic and its effects still evident at Tampa International Airport.
The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce is hosting a series of job fairs to help fill positions in the hospitality industry.
The terminal is ready to go when cruises pick back up.
The tournament was supposed to happen in Mexico, but because of COVID restrictions, it’s at Concession Golf Club in Lakewood Ranch.
COVID-19 ended a decade of record-setting tourism numbers in Florida, with the industry seeing a 34 percent drop in visitors in 2020 compared to the prior year.
A years-long effort to block local governments from regulating vacation rentals is on the move again, as House and Senate leaders revive a proposal to prevent cities and counties from inspecting and licensing properties offered on platforms such as Airbnb.