Monthly Archives: November 2011

Sports Commission Lands Top Softball Tourney

The St. Pete/Clearwater Sports Commission has secured a major, week-long softball championship, to be held in Clearwater in 2013. The Amateur Softball Association Girls’ 18-Under Fast Pitch GOLD National Championship – one of the most prominent amateur softball events of … Continue reading

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Strong Showing for VSPC at Global Travel Show

Armed with a Winter the Dolphin-themed booth, Visit St. Pete/Clearwater met with a bevy of heavy hitters from all facets of the travel industry at this year’s World Travel Market. That event, which was held Nov. 7-10 in London, is widely … Continue reading

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BrightEdge Useful For Changing Online Search

Eighty percent of vacation destination planning starts with an online search. Rather than browsing through multiple web sites, users are increasingly turning to Google, Bing and Yahoo search engines to find out about places and experiences. Combine this changing consumer … Continue reading

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“Brand USA” Welcomes World’s Visitors

In an effort to entice international travelers to visit and explore America, the United States recently unveiled its first-ever brand. “Brand USA” aims to reach world visitors with the message that America not only offers an array of destinations and … Continue reading

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TDT Collection Nears Record High in FY2011

Tourist Development Tax collections for the recently concluded FY2011 came in at more than $25.5 million, which is a 7.72% increase over last year and the third highest yearly TDT total in Pinellas County history, behind 2008 and 2007, respectively. … Continue reading

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Workshop: Customer Service Creates Fans

Visit St. Pete/Clearwater’s Rhonda Sanborn will introduce a panel of local business leaders at a free workshop Thursday on using customer service to create a raving fan base. Co-hosted by the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber, VSPC and others, the learning … Continue reading

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VSPC Casting Call Finds Fresh Talent

Visit St. Pete/Clearwater held a successful casting call Nov. 3-4 for a new marketing video that will be produced over the next couple of months. Some 140 people showed up to the event, held at the St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater, … Continue reading

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