If you’re interested in property on Anna Maria Island, for the next few months you can enjoy a mini-vacation at a discount while you look around. Some island hotels are offering free night stays during the fall and early winter.

By GRACE GAGLIANO – gagostin@bradenton.com

Aside from white sandy beaches and warm weather, island hotels and resorts are promoting another commodity on tourists’ radar: value.

In an effort to increase tourism spending this fall and winter, which are relatively slow seasons in Manatee County, some hotels and resorts are providing the incentive of a free night’s stay to guests.

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