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Longboat Key in Top 10 Conde Nast Traveler's Islands

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It's time to invest in a larger trophy case. This time, Longboat Key has garnered national glory.

Longboat Key was the No. 9 best island in the U.S. in Conde Nast Traveler's 2015 Readers' Choice Awards. Hawaii's Maui, Kauai, Oahu and Big Island nabbed the top four slots. Amelia Island, which ranked No. 10, was the only other Florida location to make the [...]

Another Sarasota Tourism Season for the Record Books

Sarasota Tourism

Manatee and Sarasota counties rolled out the details on a record tourism season.

Numbers of visitors: up. Amount they shelled out for sundries, food, lodgings: up.

Overall economic impact: way up.

"Everybody around the state of Florida is breaking visitation records," Elliott Falcione, head of Manatee's tourism bureau, said [...]