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Bay News 9
Business is booming on Anna Maria Island

Bay News Ninw | Sunday, September 6, 2009
MANATEE COUNTY (Bay News 9) -- At a time when the national economy is taking it's toll on locally owned businesses, some businesses on Anna Maria Island are showing an increase in revenue. Anna Maria Island has long been a place to get away, but businesses on the island say visitors just can't get enough.
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Islander Anna Maria
AMI Weddings Boost Tourism

By Rick Catlin | The Islander | August 12, 2009
Anna Maria Island’s wedding industry has grown from about 50 weddings a year five years ago to nearly 1,000 in 2008. And a large number of the members of wedding parties return to the Island as vacationers, said Caryn Hodge, marketing director for the Sandbar Restaurant in Anna Maria.
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New York Times
A Florida Island, End to End, Table by Table

By CINDY PRICE | July 26, 2009 | New York Times Choice Tables
FLORIDA is a clever little peninsula. Just when you think you’ve seen everything under its proverbial sun, you stumble across a place like Anna Maria Island — a seven-mile slip of cushy white sand tucked in the Gulf of Mexico where you can dump the car, rent a bike, swim in smooth, teal waters and eat remarkably well. Read full article...

A Date & Destination to Remember
Southern Bride Midsouth Magazine | Romantic Destinations
One notable Inn is the SeaSide Inn Beach resort in Bradenton Beach, with one of the best private beach locations on the island. The SeaSide Resort is an intimate charming inn with cozy beach front rooms or two and three bedroom studios complete with kitchenettes. All rooms have private patios over-looking the gulf and an unobstructed view of the magnificent sunset with access to lounge chairs, umbrellas and grills. Once you check-in you won't want to check-out. Read full article...

Trolley appears fare-free for another year
By Rick Catlin and Lisa Neff | Islander Reporters - July 8th, 2009
Manatee County administrator Ed Hunzeker agreed with Island mayors June 28 to keep the trolley fare-free, while at the same time endorsing a “Save Our Trolley” campaign proposed by Island businessman David Teitelbaum. Read full article...

Anniversary on Anna Maria
By Marianne Cushing - Because I said so… - Friday, June 12, 2009
I started this blog last Spring, just after my 20 year wedding anniversary trip to Charleston. This is blog post number 89, and it's about my 21st anniversary trip to Anna Maria Island. Read full article...

Beach Magic
By Wanda McKinney - Southern Living - March 2009
The motto of Florida's Anna Maria Island says it all: "Welcome to paradise without an attitude." Our Insider's guide helps you make it your own slice of heaven. Read full article...

Writers experience Island wedding scene
By Tom Vaught | sun staff writer - Apr. 22nd, 2009
If you’re going to write about something, you should experience it first. That’s what Lynn Walker did with her husband, Kevin Baker, when she researched her article on Anna Maria Island recently to do articles for Southern Bride magazine and Romantic Destinations Travel. Read full article...

The 'Old Florida' feel of Anna Maria Island
By Kitty Bean Yancey, USA TODAY
ANNA MARIA ISLAND, Fla. — "Please be sweet and rinse your feet," hand-painted signs over troughs of water outside rooms at the beachfront, 23-unit Cedar Cove Resort & Cottages gently urge. Tanned owner Eric Cairns makes his rounds in Jimmy Buffet-style tropical shirts and oversees the resort's "Queen for Your Stay" program, in which the nameof a lucky woman staying a week or more is picked from a hat. She gets a crown, massage and other royal perks during her visit. Click here to read the entire article

National publicity sparks interest in Island
By Cindy Lane | sun staff writer
Vacationers longing for a laid-back, old-time Florida beach vacation during the holidays found it on Anna Maria Island, courtesy of USA Today, Baltimore Magazine and the Internet.
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Anna Maria Island hits the big time
Monday, January 5, 2009
One of the Bay area's best kept secrets is suddenly not so hush-hush. Travelers from across the U.S. and throughout the world are discovering Anna Maria Island in Manatee County. Click here to read the entire article

log: Because I said so.
Post: Anna Maria Trip Tik Day One
Link: http://marecushing.blogspot.com/2009/01/anna-maria-trip-tik-day-one.html


USA Today
Click to read the December article on Anna Maria Island


Herald Express
Florida Without the Masses

In One Hour
By Leslie Joy Ickowitz

In one hour, which is how long it takes to get to Anna Maria Island by car from Tampa, we cross water eight times. Eight times! And one of those times is a breezy excursion over the soaring Sunshine Skyway. Read more... http://www.babm.com/recharge/Escape-to-Tranquility.htm


Visit Florida
Anna Maria Resort Makes Expedia Insiders' List
Anna Maria Island, FL
The Tradewinds Resort on Anna Maria Island has been ranked among the world's best hotels in the Expedia® 2007 Insiders' SelectT list. The hotels on the list represent the top one percent of the more than 70,000 hotels Expedia.com offers as the world's leading online travel company. The list is based on overall value, input from local market experts, and Expedia.com's collection of more than 300,000 Traveler Opinions®. The Tradewinds Resort, with a top overall satisfaction rating of 4.4 out of a possible 5, is the only hotel in Manatee County to make the list, and one of only 68 hotels and resorts selected in Florida. Click here to read the entire article


Visit Florida
Island Honors
Anna Maria Island is the family-friendly destination that earns kudos near and far
Nestle yourself in at the charming and casual Tortuga Inn Beach Resort, where you'll find serene and lovely apartment suites, hotel rooms and studios set amongst lush foliage and tropical flowers. True heaven for families. Two shimmering pools and a fishing pier on the Intracoastal and a private beach entrance - and do we have to leave?

Only if it means we can scoot down the road to the Tradewinds Resort, a true gem of a spot where pastel-colored cottages with flowering vines on the arbors line a private, palm-tree-filled oasis. Tranquility reigns supreme here - as it does all over the island - so once you arrive, go ahead and adjust your watch to laid-back island time.   Click here to read the entire article
Bradenton Area Tourism Leaders Appointed to
Statewide Marketing Council

BRADENTON, Fla. (July 10, 2007) - Taking their places among some of the tourism industry's best and brightest, Susan Estler, Director of Marketing & Public Relations for the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (BACVB), and David Teitelbaum, board member, Manatee County Tourist Development Council (TDC) have been appointed to VISIT FLORIDA's 2007/2008 Marketing Council. Click here to read the entire article

Overlooked: Anna Maria Island
from Elliot - first aid for travel, July 17, 2007
Just when I thought I had thoroughly explored Florida's coastline and discovered its best vacation destinations, I stumbled upon a place like Anna Maria Island, a quiet resort area near Bradenton, right across the bridge from Longboat Key.   Click here to read the entire article
Five hidden, affordable beach destinations
by Molly Feltner, SmarterTravel.com Staff - May 14, 2007
Last summer, when you were sitting in an endless traffic jam waiting to get on the ferry to Martha's Vineyard or laying down a month's pay for a family trip to Maui, you may have wondered if your relaxing beach vacation was all worth it.

There must be alternatives, you think-and you're right, there are. With a little guidance, you can still find beach destinations unmarred by development, with opportunities for adventure, culture, great food, and yes, even reasonable prices. After doing thorough research and consulting with numerous other travel writers, I found five places in the U.S. and Canada that fit the bill.    Click here to read the entire article


Finding a new Florida
TRAVEL COVER STORY By Karen Jones and Gina Salamone
There's no better way to beat the winter blues than with a quick trip down to Florida, and you won't fi nd many New Yorkers arguing it - of the 77 million travelers who visited the Sunshine State in 2005, 11.9 % were from New York. But where to spend the weekend? Miami's got nightlife and dining, and Orlando's great for family fun, but sometimes all you need on a winter getaway is sand, surf and a few good meals. For a lower-key escape, consider two Florida destinations that might not be on your radar.    Click here to read the entire article

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