Visit Pensacola is pleased to share that Pensacola Beach has been awarded USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice 2018 Best Florida Beach. The area boasted not one but two nominations for the contest with the Gulf Islands National Seashore coming in third place. To add to the celebration, the beaches of Northwest Florida dominated the competition with Panama City Public Beach coming in second and Navarre Beach coming in fourth. We’d like to thank all our partners, stakeholders and community members for voting and sharing!
Additionally, Visit Pensacola was awarded a Florida Public Relations Association Pensacola Chapter Judges’ Image Award for Online Audience Engagement with a multicultural audience. The award follows multiple materials centered around African American culture. You can view and share one of the stories here.
This past month, Brand USA was in Pensacola shooting a new T.V. series called Roadfood Road Trips. The series focuses on destination road trips in the south and the foods that accompany them. The crew spent a full day in Pensacola shooting history, culture, the beach and of course food. The show is set to debut on Go USA TV available on Apple T.V. Roku and Amazon Fire T.V.
Yesterday, Pensacola made the front cover of the New York Post Travel Section! The article is centered around underrated Florida travel destinations and highlighted six destinations throughout the state. The article features the Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach, Flora-Bama, the Gulf Islands National Seashore and so much more. You can read the full digital article here.
We are excited to announce that the 2018 Visitor Guide is in its final editing stages. The guide now features Century in the neighborhood section and we have added a business section sharing local stories of businesses that have moved to the area. More details will be available soon.
Each month, Visit Pensacola participates in various Twitter Chats to engage current and new followers. This allows our brand to strengthen its relationships and curate new business. We’d like to invite you to participate in the following upcoming chats:
- Visit Florida Travel Chat: Florida Family Travel Tips – May 15, 2018
- Want to get on the email list for future #FLTravelChat Twitter Chats? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, organization and Twitter username.
As travel writers and media familiarization tours make their way to the area, we’d like to ask for your assistance in providing accommodations. For those interested, please email Nicole Stacey, at email@example.com. Upcoming Fam’s include:
- Visit Florida will visit the area with a health and wellness Domestic FAM May 22-24.
The Skills USA State Championships is projected to bring over 6,000 students, chaperones and teachers generating more than 1,800 hotel room nights city-wide. Competitions will be held at various facilities including the Pensacola Bay Center and Pensacola State College April 30 – May 2. SkillsUSA will return to Pensacola in April 2019 and 2020. Be sure to give them a wave of Pensacola hospitality if you see them.
Welcome New Partners
The Visitor Information Centers continue to serve as an all-encompassing guest services center and welcome location. We encourage you to send your guests to one of the area centers to gather key information, discounts, local merchandise and fun activities. Monthly, the centers host events that include live drawings and meet and greets, artistic popups and so much more!