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Red tide down, tourism promotion up

Red tide down, tourism promotion up

Updated Feb. 14, 2019 - BRADENTON – Local officials are accelerating tourism promotion efforts to overcome the stigma left by red tide since it...
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Jane Seymour unveils sculpture in Bradenton

BRADENTON - A well-known actress unveiled a sculpture at Riverwalk this morning, discussing what the work means to her and hoping it could have...
Bradenton Anna Maria Island Longboat Key

New tourism initiatives address red tide challenges

ANNA MARIA - Despite red tide in area waters since early August, tourism grew in Manatee County during the fiscal year October 2017 through...
Bradenton Anna Maria Island Longboat Key

Tourism winter cure campaign set to launch

ANNA MARIA ISLAND - Manatee County’s new tourism marketing campaign will run from November through the winter tourist season to counteract the loss of...
Bradenton Anna Maria Island Longboat Key

CVB tracks red tide’s influence on tourism

Red tide caused Manatee County to lose 17.5 percent in economic activity in August, according to a report by the Bradenton Area Convention and...
Bradenton Anna Maria Island Longboat Key

County approves $500,000 more for red tide beach cleanup

BRADENTON – Manatee County commissioners unanimously voted on Sept. 11 to take another $500,000 from tourist tax funds and use it to remove dead...

Red tide assistance available for businesses

Loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network are available to businesses whose customers are staying...
Bradenton Anna Maria Island Longboat Key

New tourism marketing campaign in the works

BRADENTON – A new marketing campaign aims at attracting potential visitors to Anna Maria Island and Manatee County with the cure for what ails...
Bradenton Anna Maria Island Longboat Key

Tourism continues to rise

PALMETTO – For the seventh straight year, tourism is up on Anna Maria Island and the rest of Manatee County, according to the Bradenton...
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Resident calls on tourism officials to address safety

HOLMES BEACH – Resident Nancy Deal challenged tourism officials on Monday to address pedestrian deaths and other safety issues created by thriving tourism on...
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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...