Tag Archive: Marketing

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Crux of Visit Florida funding fight: Do you need to sell tourism in state?

June 28, 2019 5:46 pm After a pitched battle in Tallahassee over the importance of the public-private agency’s marketing efforts, state lawmakers slashed funding for Visit Florida to $50 million for the budget year that starts July 1, down from $76 million for the 2018-19 fiscal year. With visitor counts shattering records year after year, Florida’s tourism sector has emerged […]
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2nd Annual #BookDirect Guest Education Day

December 30, 2018 8:55 pm Set for February 6, 2019 The Second Annual #BookDirect Guest Education Day, recurring on the first Wednesday in February, is set for February 6, 2019. With a multitude of new travelers searching for vacation rentals, vacation rental managers and homeowners will join forces for one day with a singular message to let travelers know that […]
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How to donate after Hurricane Michael

November 1, 2018 7:37 pm “If you can be patient as you are generous, we can make it through this wonderfully.”   As images of Hurricane Michael’s devastation in Bay County and surrounding areas spread in the days following the storm, groups motivated by compassion began sending supplies to the storm-hit areas. That generosity is appreciated, but the trailer-clogged roads […]
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Tourism marketing backed after Hurricane Michael, red tide

November 1, 2018 7:28 pm The crisis-response campaign, which is something Visit Florida officials admit they have had to become experts at the past few years, will expand as counties still digging out from Michael are able to start welcoming visitors.   The state’s tourism-marketing arm wants to send a message to potential visitors: Hurricane damage and fish-killing red tide […]
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Florida Extends Tourism Boost to Gulf Coast Locales Hurt by Red Tide

September 27, 2018 4:44 pm Much of Florida’s beaches remain pristine and algae-free and other parts of the state are seeing a boost as tourists relocate their vacations. This year’s red tide is the latest wake-up call to climate change that the state’s tourism industry has had to grapple with. — Dan Peltier   Red tide, a naturally occurring toxic […]

The Resort Collection Welcomes New Team Members!

June 3, 2013 2:22 pm The Resort Collection of Panama City Beach is proud to announce the addition of three new members to its sales and marketing team! Jill Burnham Jill has lived in the Panama City Beach area for nearly 10 years. She earned a Bachelor of Human Environmental Sciences degree in interior design from the University of Alabama, […]