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COVID-19’s Impact on the Tampa-St. Petersburg Lodging Market

Starting mid-March 2020, hotels in the greater Tampa-St. Petersburg area faced record declines in demand, similar to many major markets in the United States, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, the Tampa-St. Petersburg market ended 2020 with the highest average occupancy of any of STR’s top 25 U.S. travel markets. What was the impact for local hotels in the greater metropolitan area? What will the recovery look like for the market?

Clearwater Beach, The Vision is Realized

Over the last 20 years, Clearwater Beach has made a complete transformation from the traditional “mom and pop” hotel products to a true nationally recognized hotel market.