Monthly Archives: March 2012

Local Landmarks on List of State’s Finest

Located near downtown St. Pete, the nation’s first open-air post office is one of four area structures to make the Florida Chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ list of the ‘Top 100 Buildings and Places in Florida.’ The organization’s … Continue reading

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Interest in Pinterest Burning up the Web

Like the typewriter and encyclopedias before it, scrap booking has gone digital with the rise of Pinterest, social media’s latest craze. The socially-charged photo sharing service allows users to ‘pin’ a collection of categorized picture-based links on what are known … Continue reading

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Voting Starts Friday for ‘Best Restored Beach’

On the heels of St. Pete Beach clinching TripAdvisor’s ‘Best Beach in the U.S.’ nod, the area’s award-winning coastline inches towards another accolade. The American Shore & Beach Preservation Association has released their list of the ‘Best Restored Urban Beaches’ … Continue reading

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Southwest Vacations Marketing Plan Could Double Revenue in St. Pete/Clearwater

Backed by support from VSPC and an abundance of hotel inventory, Southwest Vacations (SWAV) is launching an aggressive marketing blitz in hopes of doubling its booking volume to the St. Pete/Clearwater area. The leisure vacation product for Southwest Airlines, which … Continue reading

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Park Chief: Fort DeSoto an Income Generator

For thirteen years, park supervisor Jim Wilson (pictured) has been the go-to expert on all things Fort De Soto. The Pinellas County native and self described “water man” lives within the park, has witnessed millions of visitors discovering its natural … Continue reading

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Local Highlights Used to Draw Meetings to Area

Bolstered by a graphic-heavy and attraction-centered approach, VSPC’s all-new Meetings Guide was introduced last month at Destination Showcase DC, one of the year’s biggest and most heavily-attended meetings and conventions tradeshows. Suzanne Scully, VSPC’s Director of Meeting and Conventions, and … Continue reading

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Air Service from Zurich to Begin May 25

With just about two months before the inaugural Edelweiss flight from Zurich to Tampa Bay, tourism officials from the area met with executives from the Swiss-based charter airline for a media/tour operator event last week in Switzerland. Following their appearance … Continue reading

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