MEDIA ADVISORY: Tampa welcomes American Association for Respiratory Care

(PR NewsChannel) / November 2, 2011 /  

Tampa Bay and Company

Tampa Bay and Company

This coming weekend, Tampa will welcome the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) for its International Respiratory Congress.  The convention will be held at the Tampa Convention Center from Nov. 5-8, and will welcome 5,500 attendees, producing over 10,400 hotel room nights for an estimated delegate spending of $5.5 million. 

AARC most recently visited Tampa Bay for the 48th International Respiratory Congress in 2002.  The AARC has over 42,000 members worldwide and is the only professional society for respiratory therapists in hospitals and with home care companies, managers of respiratory and cardiopulmonary services, and educators who provide respiratory care training.  To learn more about the American Association for Respiratory Care, log on to 

The focus of the Convention Sales team of Tampa Bay & Company is to bring conventions and meetings to Tampa Bay to create positive economic impact for Hillsborough County. 

About Tampa Bay & Company: Tampa Bay & Company is an independent, non-profit membership organization created to attract and serve visitors to Tampa Bay in an effort to create “Economic Development Through Tourism.”  Tampa Bay & Company is funded, in part, by the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners/Tourist Development Council.

Travis Claytor
Communications Manager
(813) 342-4052

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