When visiting both sides of Tampa Bay, tourists and area residents have access numerous attractions, entertainment venues, fine dining, cafe’s, beautiful parks and other amazing things to do in the local region. Recently, there has been a surge in the redevelopment of upscale hotels and other significant, Tampa Bay real estate developments. With millions currently being invested, the impact on Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties should generate positive traffic, activity and revenue. In fact, tourists have been arriving in record numbers as the state moves toward the third straight year of visitor growth,” according to TBO.com in a recent article.
“Pinellas has surpassed last year’s $31 million record for the 5 percent tax collected on overnight hotel stays, posting more than $33 million in revenue through August.” Hillsborough County also shows very positive results, with an annual record of $23.7 million. Read more at TBO.com.