Director of Sales and Services Set for Sandier Path

Beginning Feb. 21, Director of Destination Sales and Services Jennifer Jackson-Keating will take over as the owner/operator of Island Culture Tiki Bar on Pensacola Beach. “Words cannot express the gratitude I feel for the opportunity to have been a part of the Visit Pensacola team. Over the last few years I’ve made incredible connections, built friendships, and learned the impactful value of Visit Pensacola to our community,” Jennifer said.

Jennifer Jackson

Opened in 2018, the Island Culture Tiki Bar is one of Pensacola Beach's best spot to kick back, detach, relax, and have some fun. Located inside of the Pensacola Beach R.V. Resort, patrons can walk up, boat up, or float up. Jackson-Keating will be joined by her husband Jonas and other business partners.

“This isn’t a goodbye, but a shift in roles for me within the tourism community. I will forever be a Visit Pensacola Ambassador in our community and look forward to supporting Visit Pensacola committees and other endeavors.”

Snowbird Roost Lands in Pensacola

Visit Pensacola and the Perdido Key Chamber of Commerce hosted the third annual Snowbird Roost for winter escapees. The event returned to Skopelos at New World for the second year and had a record number of attendees. Check out the event coverage from the Pensacola News Journal.

Snowbird Roost
Pensacola News Journal Coverage

Visit Pensacola Enters Faith-Based Markets

Visit Pensacola and its partners attended EMERGE 2019, a faith-based conference located in Greensboro, North Carolina. We attended 10 pre-scheduled appointments, the maximum allowed and received three RFP’s with more expected to come. Great connections were made including the National Christian School Association, which has 90 schools in Texas, Lou. and Fla.

Emerge 2019


IPW Registration Now Open

Registration is open for tourism partners interested in sharing a booth with Visit Pensacola at IPW, the largest international sales event held in the U.S. This is an excellent opportunity to establish relationships with tour operators and market your property worldwide. IPW will be held in Anaheim, CA on June 1-5, 2019. Contact Lori Coppels at or 850-432-4209 with questions or to register for this exciting trade event.


Visit Pensacola to Host NCUR 2022!

The Council on Undergraduate Research has selected the University of West Florida to host the spring 2022 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). More than 4,000 students will attend this annual three-day event where they will present scholarly research, network with faculty mentors, and meet with graduate school and corporate recruiters. NCUR will make a huge economic impact for our area, requiring more than 1,200 sleeping rooms per night.


Insider Guide Advertising Still Available

Advertising opportunities for the 2019 Insider Guide are still available. 150,000 copies are distributed throughout conferences, meetings, media, and visitor information centers. For more information, contact Kaya Man at

Hospitality Round Table Socials Returning 

As hospitality and tourism professionals, it’s important to connect on a regular basis to get to know one another and to touch base on industry happenings. Visit Pensacola is excited to reintroduce Hospitality Round Table Socials once a quarter. This month, Fish Heads Pensacola Beach hosted the returning event and we had excellence attendance.

Upcoming HRT Events

HRT Luncheon
Tuesday, March 26, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Please RSVP by Friday, March 15
Location: Goofy Golf of Pensacola, Catered by Hot Spot BBQ

Welcome New Partners

The Center Pranic Healing and Wellness
The Center of Pranic Healing and Wellness

Hancock Whitney Mortgage
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