Monthly Archives: October 2012

Area On Display for UK’s Most Popular Media Outlets All Week

Journalists from some of the UK’s most popular media outlets—including the Daily Express and The Sun, UK’s largest newspaper—arrived earlier this week as part of a joint VSPC/Virgin Holidays media FAM. From Tarpon Springs to Clearwater Jazz Holiday to the … Continue reading

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Can’t Miss Advertising Forum Slated for Nov. 13

Please join BVK, our advertising agency of record, and tech and website vendor Miles Media, for a forum to outline cooperative advertising opportunities for the upcoming year. RSVP now for the Nov. 13th meeting. The opportunities highlighted will include a … Continue reading

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Klages: International Visitation In Double-Digit Surge

Domestic tourism metrics released at this year’s annual marketing meeting showed solid year-over-year increases the US feeder markets of the Northeast, the Midwest and Florida.  But how are things looking internationally? Find out what a just-released Research Data Services analysis … Continue reading

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Why VSPC’s New Mag Won’t Be Called “Jeff”

“Reflections,” “Serenity,” “Live the Life,” and, strangely, “Jeff.” These are just some of the suggested names already submitted for our first-ever Destination Magazine, which is slated to launch in January 2013. Give us your best suggestions here—keeping in mind a … Continue reading

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Dane: U.S. Election Could Affect D.C. Meetings Market

Long-time Washington D.C. sales manager and newest St. Pete/Clearwater Meetings Team member, Liz Dane, has the scoop on what the state of travel out of the nation’s capital looks like. She has spent the past seven years establishing a D.C. … Continue reading

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VSPC’s Hot New Destination Mag Has Everything — Except a Name

Our industry-first partnership with Tampa Bay Times has been formed and a high-end visitor magazine used to promote the area has been born; NOW we need YOUR help naming the publication. Send your suggestion to NametheMag@VisitSPC.com, but first here’s what … Continue reading

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Take Center Stage on Visit Florida’s Facebook

Did Ponce de Leon sleep in your hotel? Did pieces of Spanish culture wash ashore on your property? Or do you have a relationship to Spanish heritage? If so, Visit Florida wants to hear about it and celebrate it on … Continue reading

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Two-Minute Tour With “Vote Travel” Bus

  U.S. Travel’s custom bus logged more than 20,000 miles this summer criss-crossing America to publicize the importance of travel to the economy. Take a 2-minue video tour of their visit to one of the most spirited stops: St. Pete/Clearwater. … Continue reading

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How iMaps Bug Could Be Hurting Your Biz

Tech alert: iPhone 5 might be a hit, but your visitors might have a hard time finding your property due to a glitch in Apple’s latest operating system, iOS 6.  The good news is that we can show you how … Continue reading

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Leisure Sales Testing Waters in Once-Dormant Feeder Market

After years of stagnant or even dormant visitation numbers, one significant American destination has come back on the radar as a growing feeder market to the area. Find out what VSPC’s Leisure Travel team is doing in this West-of –the-Mississippi  … Continue reading

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