Monthly Archives: October 2011

Beach Palooza Set to Invade St. Pete Beach

Beach Palooza, an obstacle run on the beach, is coming to St. Pete Beach on Nov. 5. The 5K race features obstacles like an arctic plunge, a noodle forest and ladder leaps. A ‘Paloozer’ is described as ‘someone who’s not … Continue reading

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Enhanced International Websites Launched

After welcoming more than 1.4 million international visitors to the area in 2010, VSPC has launched enhanced versions of websites for its key markets abroad. The overhauled sites, which appear in German, French and Spanish (screenshots pictured below), can be … Continue reading

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VSPC Exhibits at Premier Global Travel Show

Armed with a Winter the Dolphin-themed booth, Visit St. Pete/Clearwater will head to the United Kingdom to showcase the destination at World Travel Market next week in London. Dolphin Tale—the 3D major motion picture inspired by and starring Winter—opened in … Continue reading

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New Pier to be a World-Class Addition to St. Pete

Leslie Curran is a St. Petersburg City Council member and downtown art gallery and custom picture framing business owner. She’s also one-fifth of the panel deciding on the new St. Pete Pier’s design—a $50 million project Curran hopes will result … Continue reading

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Phase V Provides Real-Time Area Info

Following an overall strategy to improve communication with visitors, VSPC engaged the services of Phase V of Southwest FL some four years ago. Since then, visitors calling day or night for information on the area are always greeted by a … Continue reading

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VSPC Facebook Fans Grow by the Thousands

The number of fans on VSPC’s Facebook page has skyrocketed in recent months. While the page had some 9,000 ‘likes’ as of Aug. 1, it now boasts nearly 80,000. That number compares favorably with other Florida DMOs, like Tampa Bay … Continue reading

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Set to Shake up St. Pete

The inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll St. Pete Half Marathon will speed into St. Petersburg Feb. 12, luring runners and spectators alike with great live music along a scenic, 13.1-mile course through downtown. Rock ‘n’ Roll races are held all over … Continue reading

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