Monthly Archives: July 2012

Dine Tampa Bay Kicks Off Next Week

Restaurants from Clearwater to Madeira Beach to downtown St. Pete to Tampa are gearing up for the year’s biggest restaurant week. Visit St. Pete/Clearwater and Tampa Bay & Company’s Dine Tampa Bay Restaurant Week gets underway next Friday, Aug. 3. … Continue reading

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UK PR Firm Touts Magic Mike; Brits Taking Olympic Vacay

With the UK summer holidays underway and the London 2012 Olympic Games set to start on Friday, more than nine million people are leaving England during the Games. The burst of travel coincides with a record amount of rainfall from … Continue reading

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Help Celebrate Pinellas’ Centennial

Visit St. Pete/Clearwater needs your help telling Pinellas County’s 100 years of history. In conjunction with Pinellas County’s Centennial, VSPC created an online Memories Gallery to celebrate 100 years of St. Pete/Clearwater’s unique culture, thrilling attractions and natural beauty. The online … Continue reading

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USA Today Highlights Area’s High-End Travel

Some may think St. Pete/Clearwater is known just for its beaches and flip flops, but the area earned a luxurious distinction from USA Today. With 10.8 percent of its rooms qualifying as luxury, Tampa Bay is one of the top … Continue reading

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VSPC Meetings Chief Earns Exec Designation

Visit St. Pete/Clearwater director of meetings & conventions, Suzanne Scully, earned the Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) designation this year. Scully was one of 18 industry professionals recognized with the highest educational achievement for destination management professionals at last week’s Destination Marketing … Continue reading

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Industry Expert: Changes Coming to Hotel TVs

From iPad connectivity to digital room service and syncing your mobile phone to a TV, the channel is changing on hotel TVs, according to Jonas Tanenbaum, Samsung Electronics America’s hospitality vice president. A USA Today Travel blog visited the world’s … Continue reading

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Expert Hears Visitor’s Likes, Woes

As a Destination Expert with TripAdvisor.com, “Maya58” is one of the most respected opinions for the St. Pete/Clearwater area. She moved here from New Jersey 10 years ago and has dished out 2,571 pieces of advice on the St. Pete … Continue reading

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