Blog :: 11-2015

Florida Breaking Tourism Record in 2015

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The Sunshine State welcomed an estimated 79.1 million visitors during the first nine months of 2015, the most of any such period in Florida's history.

The nine-month count was a 5.5 percent increase when compared with the same period in 2014.

The third quarter of this year saw an estimated 25.5 million visitors, an increase of 6.8 percent, [...]

Sarasota Events of the Season

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Sarasota offers a wealth of activities and events for the Holiday Season. We've included highlights of upcoming Sarasota Events for the whole family to enjoy.

 

Siesta Key Crystal Classic, Nov. 13-17 Sand sculpting festival includes first-rate artistry, lives music and vendors at world-famous Siesta Key Public Beach. Info: [...]

Sarasota Sales Stay Strong in September

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Sarasota Sales

Property sales in Sarasota and Manatee counties were somewhat slower in September 2015, but the drop off from August was expected after an unprecedented six month run of record-setting closings. In addition, the start of fall 2015 looks a lot like the same time last year, but with one major exception. Single family home [...]

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 [...]