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Visit Pensacola Annual Meeting Rescheduled to November 9 Due to Inclement Weather

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Visit Pensacola Set to Host Annual Meeting Oct. 28

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Visit Pensacola Grant Program Paused,  Will Resume Oct. 1, 2021

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Visit Pensacola COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update #14 - June 5, 2020

 

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Visit Pensacola Launches Experience Pensacola Destination App

June 1, 2020

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Visit Pensacola COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update #13 - May 29, 2020

 

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Visit Pensacola COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update #12 - May 22, 2020

 

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Escambia County Short-Term Vacation Rentals Safety Plan Approved and Open for Reservations

May 19, 2020

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Visit Pensacola COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update #11 - May 15, 2020

 

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Visit Pensacola COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update #10 - May 8, 2020

 

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Visit Pensacola COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update #9 - May 1, 2020

 

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Visit Pensacola Set to Lead Virtual National Travel and Tourism Week Celebration May 3-9

April 30, 2020

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Visit Pensacola COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update #8 - April 24, 2020

 

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Visit Pensacola Welcomes President and CEO Darien Schaefer 

April 20, 2020

 

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Visit Pensacola COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update #7

April 17, 2020

 

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Visit Pensacola COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update #6

April 10, 2020

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Visit Pensacola COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update #5

April 3, 2020

 

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Visit Pensacola COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update #4

March 30, 2020

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Visit Pensacola COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update #3

March 20, 2020

 

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Escambia County, City Following Governor's Order to Close Bars, Nightclubs; County LImiting Groups to 10 People or Fewer on Pensacola Beach

March 17, 2020

Bars and nightclubs in Escambia County and the City of Pensacola must close for 30 days starting at 5 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 17, per an executive order from Gov. Ron DeSantis.

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Visit Pensacola COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update #2

March 16, 2020

 

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Visit Pensacola COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update #1

March 13, 2020

 

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Visit Pensacola Announces New President/CEO

March 10, 2020

 Visit Pensacola announced today that Darien Schaefer will be its next President/CEO. Schaefer and the organization reached an agreement and the Board of Directors held a special meeting earlier today to vote on contract negotiations.

 

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Visit Pensacola Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 5, 2020

Visit Pensacola, Inc. is closely monitoring statements from the Florida Department of Health, MyEscambia, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Travel, and the World Health Organization regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

 

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Visit Pensacola Announces 2020 Grant Recipients

March 2, 2020

Visit Pensacola is pleased to announce its 2020 grant recipients for events taking place between May 1, 2020 – Sept. 30, 2020.

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Visit Pensacola Search Committee Recommends President/CEO to Visit Pensacola Board of Directors

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020

The Visit Pensacola search committee has recommended Pamela Johnson as the next president/ CEO of the organization to the Visit Pensacola Board of Directors.

 

 

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Pensacola Filled with Cheer, Laughter and Glee This Winter Season

Wednesday, January 29, 2019

The Pensacola Bay Area is teeming with events, activities and more for residents and visitors alike to enjoy. With mild temperatures and winter deals on the horizon, this vacation destination has everything to offer people looking for a getaway this season. Here’s a roundup of everything happening throughout the winter season.

 

 

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Visit Pensacola Now Accepting Grant Applications for Events Taking Place May 1 - Sept. 30, 2020

Monday, Dec. 16, 2019

Twice a year, Visit Pensacola allocates funds from its annual budget to a grant program for local groups and organizations that coordinate events or visitor experiences with a demonstrated history of visitor impact or the significant potential to draw visitors to the area. The Visit Pensacola grant program’s main purpose is to attract visitors while engaging the local community with more experiences.

 

 

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Visit Pensacola Holiday Cube Set to Return Nov. 15; New Location Selected

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019

Visit Pensacola is pleased to announce the return of its Holiday Cube to Downtown Pensacola for the holiday season.

 

 

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Visit Pensacola Highlights Successes at Annual Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019

 

 

 

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Visit Pensacola Announces Interim President, Succession Plan

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019

Visit Pensacola announced today that former county administrator Jack Brown will serve as the organization’s interim president.

 

 

 

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Pensacola Rich with Events and Vacation Deals this Holiday Season

Monday, Oct. 14, 2019

With mild temperatures and winter deals on the horizon, this vacation destination has everything to offer people looking for a getaway this season. Here’s a roundup of everything happening throughout November.

 

 

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Visit Pensacola President Accepts CEO Position with Visit St. Pete/Clearwater

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019

Steve Hayes, President of Visit Pensacola announced today he has accepted the position of President & CEO of Visit St. Pete/Clearwater in Pinellas County.

 

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Pensacola Selected as Premier Sailing League Southern Headquarters; Exhibition Series to Take Place Jan. - April 2020

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019

Premier Sailing League (PSL) USA has announced that Pensacola has been selected as its southern headquarters and will host a series of regattas Jan. – April 2020.

 

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Pensacola International Airport Sees Record-Breaking 2 Million Passengers

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019

From October 2018 through August 2019, 2,025,273 passengers have arrived and departed at Pensacola International Airport, with approximately a month left until the fiscal year ends on Oct. 1. This breaks last year's record-setting year of 1,902,671 passengers at the end of the fiscal year. 

 

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Visit Pensacola Announces 2019-20 Grant Recipients

Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019

Visit Pensacola is pleased to announce its 2019-20 grant recipients for events taking place between Oct. 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020.

 

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Northwest Florida Beaches to Operate Florida Welcome Center (US 231)

Monday, July 1, 2019

Northwest Florida Beaches is pleased to announce the continued operation of the US 231 Florida Welcome Center, which was slated to close at the end of June 2019 as a result of the recent VISIT FLORIDA budget cuts.

 

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Visit Pensacola to Cover Pensacola Beach Tolls for Blue Angels Airshow Weekend

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

In anticipation of the Pensacola Beach Airshow featuring the Blue Angels traffic and safety concerns, Visit Pensacola will cover the tolls from Thursday, July 11 – Sunday, July 14.

 

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Visit Pensacola Announces New United Airlines Non-Stop Flight Between Newark Liberty International Airport and Pensacola International Airport

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Visit Pensacola is excited to announce a new non-stop flight between Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Pensacola International Airport (PNS) on United Airlines beginning today, June 6, 2019. 

 

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Visit Pensacola Donates 1,500 Summer Experience Bags to Underserved Youth in Escambia County

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Visit Pensacola celebrated National Travel and Tourism Week Thursday, May 9, by assembling and donating 1,500 Pensacola Experience Summer Bags to underserved youth in Escambia County during its annual Tourism Gives Back Day. 

 

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Pensacola Hot with Summer Events and Activities

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The Pensacola Bay Area is teeming with events, activities and more for residents and visitors alike to enjoy. Here’s a roundup of everything happening throughout the summer.

 

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Why Travel Matters to the Pensacola Bay Area

Friday, May 10, 2019

Visit Pensacola Celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week, Highlights Economic Successes

 

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May Teeming with Events and Activities in Pensacola

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Pensacola Bay Area is teeming with events, activities and more for residents and visitors alike to enjoy. Here’s a roundup of everything happening in May.

 

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Visit Pensacola Now Accepting Grant Applications for Events Taking Place Oct. 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Twice a year, Visit Pensacola allocates funds from its annual budget to a grant program for local groups and organizations that coordinate events or visitor experiences with a demonstrated history of visitor impact or significant potential to draw visitors to the area.

 

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Important Information for National Travel and Tourism Week May 5-11, 2019; Hospitality Hero Nominations Open, Event Details and More

Sunday, April 28, 2019

National Travel and Tourism Week 2019, the 36th annual celebration of the contributions and accomplishments of the U.S. travel industry, will take place May 5-11.

 

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April Budding with Festivals and Events in Pensacola

Thursday, March 21, 2019

The Pensacola Bay Area is teeming with events, activities and more for residents and visitors alike to enjoy. Here’s a roundup of everything happening in April.

 

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Visit Pensacola Announces 2019 Grant Recipients

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The Pensacola Bay Area is teeming with events, activities and more for residents and visitors alike to enjoy. Here’s a roundup of everything happening in March.

 

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March-ing Straight into Spring Fun; Pensacola Area Events Offer Enjoyment for All

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019

The Pensacola Bay Area is teeming with events, activities and more for residents and visitors alike to enjoy. Here’s a roundup of everything happening in March.

 

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Pensacola Beach Named to TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Top US Beaches

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, announced today that Pensacola Beach is among its list of top US beaches.

 

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Pensacola's Multicultural Past on Display During Black History Month

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019

Visit Pensacola invites guests to explore Pensacola’s diverse history