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Welcome to Destination Tampa Bay™ a great place travel to for a great visit. Here you will find ideal destinations for entertainmentsport and other recreational activities. At Destination Tampa Bay, we aim to help all visitors and residents of the area get local information about the various events, sporting activities and tourist attractions that can be found in the many active and thriving communities from Tampa to Clearwater to St. Petersburg and points in between that make up Destination Tampa Bay™.  Plus Destination Tampa Bay™ has some of the best beaches in the world! 

VISIT TAMPA BAY

Welcome to Destination Tampa Bay™ a great place travel to for a great visit. Here you will find ideal destinations for entertainmentsport and other recreational activities. At Destination Tampa Bay, we aim to help all visitors and residents of the area get local information about the various events, sporting activities and tourist attractions that can be found in the many active and thriving communities from Tampa to Clearwater to St. Petersburg and points in between that make up Destination Tampa Bay™.  Plus Destination Tampa Bay™ has some of the best beaches in the world! 

Visit Tampa Bay reports its first-ever $4 million in the month of May in the history of its tourist development collections. May collections, reflecting April, totaled $4,001,405, a 22.05% increase over the previous record set in May 2019. This takes tourist development collections for the first eight months of the fiscal year to $21,685,010, a 12.67% decrease over the same period in the previous year. 

“In just one year, we have gone from the worst April in our history to the best April in our history,” says Santiago C. Corrada, president and CEO of Visit Tampa Bay. “This speaks volumes to the resilience of our tourism and hospitality industry, the benefits of strategically relocating meetings business to Tampa Bay and the impact of our recovery advertising campaign to our leisure audience.”

In the month of April, Tampa Bay occupancy ranked ahead of the national and State average with the U.S. totaling 57.5%, the State totaling 71.5% and Tampa Bay totaling 77%. And despite having more hotel supply than ever before, leisure business ramped up for Memorial Day Weekend (Friday through Monday visitation) averaging 80.6% hotel occupancy in Hillsborough County, a 13.5% increase over the same holiday period in 2019. 

Visit Tampa Bay’s recovery campaign has generated 83.1 million impressions, bringing in $50.3 million in incremental hotel bookings since October. The growth continues in the meetings sector as Tampa Bay continues to host high-profile meetings such as Destinations International’s CEO Summit and the upcoming Connect Marketplace in August, along with a dozen relocated meetings from larger cities.


ABOUT VISIT TAMPA BAY:

The heart of Florida’s Gulf Coast beats in Tampa Bay. Visit Tampa Bay encourages adventurous travelers to unlock sun, fun and culture in Florida’s most diverse travel destination. As a not-for-profit corporation certified by Destinations International’s Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP), they work with hundreds of partners to tell the world the story of Tampa Bay. Treasure awaits. Content above provided by Visit Tampa Bay.

 ‘Sea the World,’ Journey Around the Globe.

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TampaZoo and BBQ.

Enjoy Zoo and BBQ.  Visit ZooTampa and take part in the Zoo and BBQ during the fabulous spring weather.  Indulge in smoked ribs, salmon or pork sliders, sip a cold beer and listen to live music. And have a chance to visit all of the animals at the Zoo w ...

Michael Buble Crazy to Be Loved.

Make a date with Michael for Valentine’s week. Oh, and you can invite that other special person in your life, too. We have a hunch this concert will sell out quickly. We can’t think of anyone we’d share our flowers and candy with more. Buble will br ...

High-Flying Adventure Awaits in Oldsmar.

When Joe DeRing partnered with advisors Dev Pathik and Jason Clement to launch a sports business in Middletown, Connecticut, nine years ago, he could not envision at the time how far this new venture would span. The U.S. Army Veteran retired from the Army ...

Honeymoon Island Ranks 3rd.

  Among Nation’s Best State Parks Honeymoon Island State Park in Dunedin has been ranked third in the entire country by editors of Home To Go on their list of the country’s 18 “Most Extraordinary Parks.”  First place went to Island Beach Sta ...

History and Nature Combine.

for One Delightful Dunedin  As we continue to bring special “natural” or what we call the “REAL Florida” to our readers we decided to visit one of our favorite spots in Destination Tampa Bay…Delightful Dunedin!   For a gallery of our trip cli ...

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