Monthly Archives: January 2012

VSPC Preps to Huddle in South Florida

Florida’s biggest travel marketing showcase, Florida Huddle, kicks off February 2-4 in Fort Lauderdale. In its 36th year, the travel symposium unites statewide suppliers with approximately 150 buyers both domestic and international, representing everywhere from the UK to Argentina to … Continue reading

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“Extreme Makeover” Family Visits CMA, Beaches

Visit St. Pete/Clearwater played host last month to a film crew from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, along with one deserving family on break from the selfless life that helped land them on the ABC series. While the home owned by … Continue reading

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VSPC, Visit Florida to Host Canadian Media

After growing the St. Pete/Clearwater brand in Canada through a variety of sales, marketing and public relations tactics, Visit St. Pete/Clearwater was a natural fit to partner with Visit Florida’s Canadian office on a group media FAM. Set to take … Continue reading

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New Mobile Feature Touts Nearby Listings

Visit St. Pete/Clearwater has made it even easier for visitors on-the-go to find nearby hotels, restaurants and attractions through “proximity mapping” on its newly expanded mobile website. Visitors with a web-enabled smartphone can pull up the accessible home screen, choose … Continue reading

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Dali Museum Visitation Doubles Previous Mark

The new Dali Museum celebrated its first anniversary January 11 with an announcement that the facility generated 370,000 visitors, nearly doubling the number of annual ticket sales from any previous year. According to Walter Klages of Research Data Services, direct … Continue reading

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PIE Reports 2011 Passenger Increase

Year-end statistics released by the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) indicate that 2011 was the airport’s busiest year since 2004, with a 7% increase over last year in travelers. An estimated 60% of PIE’s 833,068 passengers were inbound visitors to … Continue reading

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VSPC’s DT Minich Joins Brand USA Group

Visit St. Pete/Clearwater’s Executive Director DT Minich was recently named to Brand USA’s Business Development Advisory Group. With extensive knowledge and experience in travel and tourism, Minich joins 10 other pillars of the industry, including representatives from Marriott International, NYC … Continue reading

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