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Welcome to Tampa

Tampa, Florida is all about tourism. That means the city is designed to make sure you enjoy your stay! We are so thrilled to be able to bring you incredible educational sessions and networking opportunities in such a beautiful place. Tampa is sunny most days of year so there is no shortage of outdoor activities for you to enjoy. From visiting the beach and going fishing, to enjoying live music and festivals, it is no surprise that 1 out of 19 jobs in Tampa is in the tourism field. 

Tampa is home to about 350,000 residents and the Tampa Bay region has roughly 2.9 million residents, making it the second largest populated metropolitan area in the state of Florida. What does that mean? Well, Tampa is bustling! The city is expanding and other than its many outdoor attractions, it also offers many cultural activities as well. Visitors can enjoy museums, fine dining, and its growing craft beer community. 

Tampa International Airport (TIA) is about a 20 minute drive from downtown Tampa making it convenient for all of our traveling attendees. The city also features a shuttle system, many taxis, and rental car services so getting around is a breeze!​​

Visiting Tampa before, during, or after the conference? Take advantage of special discounts offered by area businesses for conference attendees. You'll need to download and present the guide to receive the listed special price. (Offers expire 12/31/17.)


While you're in Tampa Bay, explore Ybor City, the Channel District, and Downtown Tampa on the TECO Line streetcar network for 50% off 1-Day unlimited ride passes and the one-way cash fare. Just show your conference badge upon boarding.