Downtown St. Petersburg will host the 7th Annual Sunscreen Film Festival, brining jobs, visitors and entertainment to Tampa Bay

(TAMPA BAY, Fla.,) – While Tampa Bay is a hot destination spot for many travelers, the7th Annual Sunscreen Film Festival is sure to bring new faces to the Tampa Bay area. The festival will be held on April 19-22, 2012, in Downtown St. Petersburg, and will include workshops, free concerts, film screenings, and entertainment.

Last year, Hillsborough County welcomed nearly 17 million visitors who spent more than $3 billion in the Tampa Bay community. On average, an overnight visitor will spend $341 per day and that spending supports more than 50,000 local jobs, which pay $847 million in wages (1). The 7th Annual Sunscreen Film Festival provides an opportunity to help Tampa Bay’s Economy grow tremendously in four days. Based on a 2008 Sunscreen Film Festival Visitor and Economic Impact Study, the reports showed that the festival generates over $417, 347 each year into the local economy, and over 50% of visitors plan to return to the area to attend future festivals.

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