The Site Selection Committee is scheduled to tour the Tampa-St. Petersburg area March 28-30.
The visit will be a chance for the Tampa Bay area to show it can handle an event of the size and scope of the Republican National Convention, said Paul Catoe, president and chief executive officer of Hillsborough’s official tourism marketing corporation, in a release.
Catoe is encouraging community businesses to feature welcome signs on marquees, post signage in windows and be present at fanfare events. “No sign of hospitality is too small,” he said.
The RNC Site Selection Committee also is scheduled to visit Phoenix and Salt Lake City between late March and early April to determine which city will host the next convention.
RNC members are expected to vote on the Site Selection Committee’s recommendation at their annual summer meeting in July.