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Visit Pensacola Celebrates Fifth Annual Meeting, Numbers on the Rise

Wednesday, Oct.31, 2018

Visit Pensacola’s incoming board members, and officers were welcomed at last weeks annual meeting by staff, industry leaders, tourism partners, and community members. The annual meeting marks the beginning of a new fiscal year for the organization.

 

 

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18th Annual Thunder Beach Autumn Motorcycle Rally Rescheduled for Nov. 7-11, 2018, in Pensacola Beach, Fla.

Tuesday, Oct.30, 2018

Due to the effects of Hurricane Michael, the 18th Annual Thunder Beach Autumn Motorcycle Rally originally scheduled for Panama City Beach has been rescheduled Nov. 7-11, in Pensacola Beach, Fla.

 

 

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Hurricane Michael: Visit Pensacola Update

Friday, Oct.12, 2018

Hurricane Michael has passed through Northwest Florida. In the aftermath, Pensacola is open and has hotel availability for anyone in need.

 

 

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Visit Pensacola Statement on Hurricane Michael

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018

In light of Hurricane Michael, Visit Pensacola is preparing and taking all precautions as the storm grows near for its staff, the community and visitors in the area. Below is important information regarding Hurricane Michael.

 

 

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Visit Pensacola Wins Inweekly’s Best of the Coast Best Website, Runner-Up for Best Person to Follow on Instagram

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018

Visit Pensacola is pleased to announce that it has been awarded Inweekly’s Best of the Coast Best Website and Runner-Up for Best Person to Follow on Instagram. InWeekly’s Best of the Coast began in September of 2000 and is one of the largest reader survey-based awards in Northwest Florida.

 

 

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Visit Pensacola Announces 2018-19 Grant Recipients

Thursday, August 30, 2018

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.

 

 

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Visit Pensacola Calls for Board of Directors and Committee Members

Thursday, August 23, 2018

October 1 marks the beginning of a new fiscal year for Visit Pensacola and the organization would like to invite members of the community to apply for open Board of Director and Committee positions.

 

 

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Visit Pensacola to Host Inaugural Pensacola Discovery Days Celebration

Monday, August 13, 2018

Founded in August of 1559, Pensacola lays claim to America’s first settlement. Pensacola Discovery Days were established to celebrate the city’s grand history and to educate the community and its visitors.

 

 

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All Aboard! Pensacola Announces New Ferry Attraction

Friday, June 16, 2018

Visit Pensacola is excited to announce the areas newest attraction, Pensacola Bay Cruises. 

 

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Important Information for National Travel and Tourism Week 2018

City Thriving with Activities Thanks to Tourism

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

 

 

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Spring Events Highlight Pensacola Bay Area Quality of Place 

City Thriving with Activities Thanks to Tourism

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

 

 

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Important Information for Tall Ships® Pensacola

Fans Encouraged to Purchase Tickets in Advance; Start Planning for Weekend Event

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

 

 

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Pensacola Beach Wins USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice 2018 Florida Best Beach 

Friday, April 6, 2018

Gulf Islands National Seashore Cited to Top Three

 

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New Campaign Highlights Benefits of Escambia County Tourism 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Website educates residents about tourism’s lesser-known impacts on education, infrastructure, public safety and more

 

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Gulf Islands National Seashore Wins USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice 2018 Best Florida Attraction

Friday, January 9, 2018

Visit Pensacola is pleased to share that the Gulf Islands National Seashore has been named USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice 2018 Best Florida Attraction.

 

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It's Time to "Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler" in Pensacola

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Prepare for swarms of bead and MoonPies, passionate krewes and extravagant parades 

 

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Pensacola's Multicultural Past on Display During Black History Month

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Visit Pensacola invites guests to explore Pensacola's diverse history

 

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Pensacola Tall Ships Challenge Gulf Coast 2018 Tickets to Go on Sale in January

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities available 

 

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Prepare to Enter a Galaxy Far, Far, Away at Pensacon February 23-25

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

A stellar lineup of stars, including characters from international hits like “Harry Potter,” “Star Trek,” “Game of Thrones,” and “Doctor Who.”

 

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Relax in Sunshine and Solitude this Winter Along the Pristine Waters of Florida's Gulf Islands National Seashore

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

For those seeking a low-key way to unwind in winter – Pensacola’s award-winning National Park offers miles of unobstructed beach views and easy access to the Gulf

 

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Pensacola Bay Area: A Birding Enthusiast's Paradise 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Grab Your Binoculars and Birding Book and Go on a Treasure Hunt for Birds in the Pensacola Bay Area this Spring

 

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Jingle All the Way to the Pensacola Bay Area this Winter

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Area continues to boast award-winning events, beaches and activities

 

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Hey Chicago, What Do You Say? You Can Travel to the Pensacola Bay Area with Ease This Spring!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Pensacola International Airport boasts new record and receives increases in frequency for flight schedule

 

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Hey Denver, Take a Break from the Mile-High City and Chill with Us at Sea Level on the Beaches of Pensacola 

Monday, November 27, 2017

Pensacola International Airport boasts new record and receives increases in frequency for flight schedule

 

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Travelers can now Visit the Pensacola Bay Area with Added Ease this Spring

Monday, November 27, 2017

Pensacola International Airport boasts new record and receives increases in frequency for flight schedule

 

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Visit Pensacola Welcomes 1,200+ Riders to the Southeast H.O.G. Rally Oct. 31 - Nov. 4

Friday, October 27, 2017

Businesses and residents are encouraged to extend a warm welcome and “Look Twice for Motorcycles” to help ensure safety for all.

 

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Visit Pensacola Welcomes New Fiscal Year, Highlights Tourism Successes

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

 Visit Pensacola’s incoming board members and officers were welcomed at Thursday’s annual meeting by staff, industry leaders, tourism partners and community members.

 

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Pensacola Announced as Official Host Port of Tall Ships Challenge Gulf Coast 2018

September 20, 2017

 Visit Pensacola, Escambia County’s Destination Management Organization, announced earlier this month that the city is slated as an official host port for the Tall Ships Challenge Gulf Coast 2018.

 

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Hungry? Can't decide? You don't have to, Pensacola has something for all taste buds

August 23, 2017

Buttery, smoky oysters, wood-fired locally caught lionfish and what's that? A fried green tomato topped with crab meat, bacon and a shallot-champagne vinaigrette... 

 

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Planning your Honeymoon? TripAdvisor says look no further!

August 2, 2017

 Candlelit dinner on the waterfront. Hot-stone massages while listening to the waves crash. Sunset dolphin cruises. Need we go on? It’s no wonder why Trip Advisor named Pensacola to the 15 best honeymoon....

 

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Looking for Florida's best? You'll find it in Pensacola 

July 11, 2017

The Pensacola Bay Area continues to prove to be a destination vacation through recent accolades. Known most well for its sugar white beaches, voted to the 10 Best Beaches in Florida by Conde Nast to be exact...

 

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Pensacola Bay Bridge Project Set to Begin

June 29, 2017

Pensacola Bay Area visitors can now plan effortlessly for an all-encompassing vacation to the region. For those looking to explore more than the sugar white beaches, the Pensacola Bay Bridge Project will...

 

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Visit Pensacola Hosts Second Hospitality Luncheon in Celebration of National Travel & Tourism Week

May 12, 2017

For the second year in a row Visit Pensacola celebrated National Travel and Tourism Week by honoring members of the hospitality community with a luncheon at Skopelo’s at New World Inn. President...

 

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Visit Pensacola Calls for Hospitality Heroes 

April 20, 2017

National Travel and Tourism Week takes place nationwide May 7-13, 2017.

 

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Visit Pensacola Rallies in Support of Travel and Tourism 

April 10, 2017

National Travel and Tourism Week takes place nationwide May 7-13, 2017. Pensacola’s tourism impact to be spotlighted.

 

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Visit Pensacola Releases New Grant Applications 

March 7, 2017

The grant process is set in place to help local events with marketing dollars and ensure proper use of TDT funding.

 

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Southwest and American Airlines Offering New Flights from Pensacola

January 10, 2017

Visit Pensacola is pleased to share that the American Airline non-stop to Washington, D.C. is back year-round and Southwest Airlines will begin offering non-stop weekend service to Denver... 

 

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Visit Pensacola celebrates the discovery of a third 16th-century shipwreck from Tristan de Luna's Spanish fleet in Pensacola

January 10, 2017

The Emanuel Point III, found by the University of West Florida archaeology program in Pensacola Bay, is the newest piece to the puzzle of a nearly 500-year-old mystery

 

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Pensacola Visitor Center to Launch In-House Events

January 5, 2017

Visit Pensacola is excited to announce several events happening in their visitor centers.....

 

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It's Time to Escape to Pensacola

December 13, 2017

If your mood is as cold and gloomy as the scene outside your window right now, don’t worry. You’re in good company. And Visit Pensacola is here to help... 

 

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Make Plans Now to Attend Pensacola Feb. 17-19

December 12, 2016

Visit Pensacola announces stellar lineup of stars, including characters from international hits like “Harry Potter,” “Star Wars,” “Star Trek,” “Game of Thrones,” “Doctor Who,” and “The X-Files”