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City, Chamber Partner to Highlight Impact of Tourism During National Travel & Tourism Week

Tuesday, May 5, 2015  
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St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber Building

100 Second Avenue North, Suite 150

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: (727) 821-4049

www.stpete.com

CONTACT: Kristina Alspaw, Visitors Experience Manager
(727) 388-2911  KAlspaw@stpete.com

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City, Chamber Partner to Highlight Impact of Tourism During National Travel & Tourism Week

 
 
What: Tourism contributes $260 to our local economy every second of every day. In 2013, Pinellas County collected $31.1 million dollars in bed tax creating an annual economic impact of more than $8.2 billion. Tourism is a leading industry in our area and we invite you to celebrate alongside of us on Wednesday, May 6th at 10:00AM at the Museum of Fine Arts as our City's Mayor, Rick Kriseman and the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce President, Chris Steinocher host a joint press conference to highlight this important part of our economy and the culture of our community. 

Who: City of St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and Chris Steinocher, President & CEO of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce
 
Why: This week we are celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week which takes place May 2-10. It's an annual tradition that was established by a congressional resolution in 1983 and first celebrated the following year. This nationwide week of events serves to champion the power of our industry. A wide cross section of travel and tourism professionals work throughout the week to promote the impactful contributions their travel markets and organizations make to the U.S. economy. 

When: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 10:00 AM 

Where:  Outside of the Beach Drive entrance of the Museum of Fine Arts 255 Beach Drive NE. St. Petersburg, Florida 33701 

Metered parking is available along Beach Drive 

Media Contacts:
Kristina Alspaw
Ben Kirby
Visitors Experience Manager
Communications Director
St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce
City of St. Pete
KAlspaw@stpete.com
benkirby@stpete.org
727-388-2911
727-893-7882

For more information about National Travel & Tourism Week, please visit https://www.ustravel.org/marketing/national-travel-and-tourism-week

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