Industry Press Releases

Visit Jacksonville Partners with intoGo for First Official Destination Mobile App

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in Industry Press Releases | Comments Off on Visit Jacksonville Partners with intoGo for First Official Destination Mobile App

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. April, 2017 — Jacksonville welcomes more than 20 million visitors each year looking to experience our beaches, parks, cultural attractions, restaurants and overall destination. To ensure they have the most memorable experiences in our destination, we have partnered with intoGo to make them the official app of Visit Jacksonville. “More than ever, visitors are engaging with our destination via mobile. They are using their phones to research our website and connect with us via social media, so it is very fitting for us to solidify this partnership with intoGo and...

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Gatorland Breaks Ground For $2.5 Million Park Expansion, Largest Since Opening in 1949

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Industry Press Releases | Comments Off on Gatorland Breaks Ground For $2.5 Million Park Expansion, Largest Since Opening in 1949

ORLANDO, Florida (April 19, 2017) –  Complete with swamp dust, fireworks and fanfare, Gatorland®, the “Alligator Capital of the World,” officially broke ground today for a $2.5 million park expansion, the largest since opening in 1949.  The brand-new Gator Joe’s Adventure Outpost and Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure are slated to open in early Fall 2017. Making an entrance on one of the 12-foot high, custom-made, off-road monster vehicles for the new Stompin’ Gator Off-Road Adventure, Gatorland President & CEO, Mark McHugh, exclaimed, “You...

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ARTS & TOURISM TO BE CELEBRATED DURING ANNUAL CHARLOTTE COUNTY TOURISM INDUSTRY LUNCHEON AND HALL OF FAME INDUCTION

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Industry Press Releases | Comments Off on ARTS & TOURISM TO BE CELEBRATED DURING ANNUAL CHARLOTTE COUNTY TOURISM INDUSTRY LUNCHEON AND HALL OF FAME INDUCTION

PUNTA GORDA/ENGLEWOOD BEACH, Fla. (April 10, 2017) – Creative placemaking improves a community’s quality of life, economic health and tourism development. To emphasize the importance of arts and tourism, the Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast tourism community will come together Friday, May 12, at the Englewood Event Center to celebrate the importance of a creative community during the annual Tourism Luncheon and Charlotte County Tourism Hall of Fame Induction. The signature annual event of the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau will feature Maestro Raffaele Livio...

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THE WYVERN HOTEL IN PUNTA GORDA, FLORIDA JOINS CONDÉ NAST JOHANSENS COLLECTION

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Industry Press Releases | Comments Off on THE WYVERN HOTEL IN PUNTA GORDA, FLORIDA JOINS CONDÉ NAST JOHANSENS COLLECTION

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (April 04, 2017) – Steps away from the Peace River in downtown Punta Gorda, Fla., is a full service 63-room boutique hotel with a rooftop pool that fuses European grace with South Florida charm. Housed in a glorious art-deco edifice and home of the popular Perch 360 restaurant is one of Southwest Florida’s sophisticated accommodations, the Wyvern Hotel. Recently, the hotel became the sole Southwest Florida hotel in the Condé Nast Johansens collection and one of 27 in the United States. The Condé Nast Johansens collection is an invitation-only travel reference guide popular...

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Orlando Sanford Inaugurates Nonstop Flights from Aruba on Surinam Airways

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in Industry Press Releases | Comments Off on Orlando Sanford Inaugurates Nonstop Flights from Aruba on Surinam Airways

Sanford, FL, April 3, 2017 – Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) and Surinam Airways announce the start today of scheduled nonstop service from Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA) in Aruba. The flight originated from Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport (PBM) in Paramaribo, Suriname with a stop in Aruba before its schedule arrival into SFB at 4:30 PM. The flight pre-clears U.S. Customs & Immigration in Aruba so will arrive into SFB as a ‘domestic’ flight. Dignitaries scheduled to arrive on the inaugural flight today include: Members of the Aruba Parliament Surinam...

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Panama City Beach Reports Tourism Increase for February

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in Industry Press Releases | Comments Off on Panama City Beach Reports Tourism Increase for February

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., April 4, 2017 – Visit Panama City Beach and the Bay County Tourist Development Council announce an all-time record in tourism development tax collections for Panama City Beach for the month of February. Collections for the month of February 2017 were up 10.0 percent compared to February 2016, and the destination is currently up 14.5 percent for the fiscal year, which began October 2016. These numbers represent the highest bed tax collection numbers ever for the month of February in Panama City Beach. Bed tax collection numbers are the most accurate gauge available to...

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