Saturday, February 23, 2019

Tourism

Chip Case

Vacation rental bills in peril

TALLAHASSEE – Behind the scenes maneuvering by lobbyist Chip Case, Anna Maria City Attorney Becky Vose and her son, attorney Wade Vose, may have...
Senate Vacation Rental Bill

Vacation rental bill favored by second Senate committee

Watch the meeting here at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13. TALLAHASSEE – The vacation rental legislation now known as CS/SB 1400 has been further amended...
Bradenton Anna Maria Island Longboat Key

Tourism board meets Vacasa

Updated Feb. 13, 2018 BRADENTON – A local vacation rental agent told the Manatee County Tourist Development Council (TDC) today that his company has gone...
Vacation Rental bills

Compromise sought on competing rental bills

TALLAHASSEE – An amended version of a vacation rental bill filed by Sen. Greg Steube (R-Sarasota) passed through its first Senate committee minus the...
Bradenton Anna Maria Island Longboat Key

Mobile-friendly website to assist tourists

The local tourism website will relaunch in November with a version that is completely mobile-friendly, Elliott Falcione, director of the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors...
Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival

$11.6M tourism budget proposed

The Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) proposes spending $11,675,206 to market Manatee County to tourists during 2018/2019. The county’s Tourist Development Council unanimously...
Rep. Jim Boyd

Florida House passes rental bill

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida House has adopted HB 425 by a 63-56 vote. The vacation rental bill championed by Mike La Rosa (R-St. Cloud) seeks...

January tourist tax collections down

Tourist tax collections were down in all three Anna Maria Island cities in January compared to January 2016. Municipality            ...