MAR 2012

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2012 Sneak Peek Directory Subscribe Advertise SPECI AL ADVER T I SI NG & I NF O RMAT I O N SECT I O N Contact Relax. You'll Fit Right In… The host city of the 2012 Republican National Con- vention, Tampa Bay has a bright new downtown, a revamped riverwalk, and more than 18,000 hotel rooms for meetings large and small. Our award-win- ning Tampa International Airport, located five miles from downtown, provides many low fare options for those flying in Tampa. The 600,000-square-foot Tampa Convention Center located on down- town Tampa's waterfront offers priceless flexibility, convenience and functionality with 200,000 square feet of exhibit space and a 36,000-square-foot ballroom. The center is within walking distance of 2,500 hotel rooms and offers seamless access to the Channel District, historic Ybor City and the Tampa Riverwalk. From resort hotels to Four-Diamond delights, rest east at one of Tampa Bay's overnight options where you'll always find Alex Kaptzan, Director of Convention Sales, Visit Tampa Bay Alex is a distinguished sales professional with 21 years of experience and a record of success for turning ordinary meetings in to extraordinary. (813) 218-3838 or (800) 826-8358 gracious hospitality and a warm welcome to make you feel right at home. Tampa Bay is home to the best that Florida has to offer, so log on to now to begin your experience. ■ www.con v MARCH 2012 ConventionSouth 47 DESTINATION SHOWCASE

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