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Treat yourself to a little R&R at one of Tampa Bay’s finest staycations (PHOTOS)

By the time you will be reading this, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day will over. With 2024 having started, it will be time to, hopefully, reenergize yourself for the

Epicurean Hotel completes $21 million expansion (PHOTOS)

The Epicurean Hotel, in Tampa, has completed a $21 million expansion. Located directly across Howard Avenue from Epicurean’s 137-room main hotel, the expansion, a four-story structure, adds 51 new guest

A tourism snapshot in the Tampa Bay area

The devastation and destruction caused by COVID-19 placed life, as we knew it, on hold. Human beings are social creatures, by nature, so being confined to quarantine-type living situations had

The art of tropical distancing at Little Palm Island Resort & Spa (PHOTOS)

My husband and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary, in August. And, over the years, we promised each other we’d go back to St. Lucia for our monumental celebration of

Economic Development 2023: The business of tourism

In 2022, Hillsborough County tourist development tax numbers (also known as the “bed tax,” which is a fee collected by the county for each night someone rents a hotel room)

Luxe Life: 0 Duval — My second favorite address (PHOTOS)

Many have fond memories of a particular address. It speaks to them somehow. Maybe it’s their childhood home address or the address of a best friend. Maybe it’s the address

Tryp Air Charter expands fleet

Tryp Air Charter has added another aircraft to their Pilatus charter fleet. The additional aircraft is a Pilatus PC12-NG, single-engine turbo prop. The Pilatus PC12-NG has one of the best

Port Tampa Bay launches app to help cruise guests explore Tampa

Port Tampa Bay has released a new tool to help cruise guests make the most of their time in Tampa Bay before, and after, their cruise. The Port Tampa Bay

Small Business of the Year Spotlight: Yacht Starship Dining Cruises

Yacht Starship Dining Cruises, LLC      Troy Manthey, president and CEO & Jill Manthey, vice president of sales & community relations/owners Year won SBOY: 2016 Number of employees: 225 Year business

What does infrastructure need to do to keep up with Tampa Bay’s growth spurt?

It’s not breaking news. We are all keenly aware of it.   Tampa Bay is one of the hottest spots in the United States. Everyone wants to be here. Businesses,

Flying high: Why more travelers are choosing to fly private

Travel is more than just getting from Point A to Point B.  It’s an important service industry, integral to a professional’s workdays and leisure nights, critical for companies and families.

LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort is Naples’ sleepy secret (PHOTOS)

One of the benefits of living in Florida is that you can leave your “home” paradise for a new, different, paradise when the mood strikes you, easily. And you only