Visit Pensacola Report

Visit Pensacola Announces Board of Directors Slate

The nominating committee met on August 9, 2019, to review nominations for the open officer and board positions. The recommendations by the nominating committee will be voted on by Visit Pensacola partners at our annual meeting in late October. Click here for the committee's recommendation.

As an industry-driven organization, our greatest strength is the input and guidance from our community partners and stakeholders. We are continuing to accept names for participation in our committees. If you would like to get involved, click here to learn more.

Committees

Visit Pensacola Strikes Gold at 81st Annual Image Awards

The Florida Public Relations Association’s annual Image Awards are the states recognition of top-performing public relations efforts. Visit Pensacola is pleased to share that their efforts for the Tall Ships Pensacola Festival were presented a Judges Award and an Award of Distinction. This honor comes from the support of the community and we’re so overjoyed to share it with you.

Image awards

Pensacola Local Guide Program Making Waves

Many of you have heard about the new Pensacola Local Guide program, and we’re happy to report our first month’s progress. In less than 30 days, the group garnered over 60 social media posts, 15,000 organic engagements and numerous Google reviews. If you’d like a local guide to feature your business, please email Lindsey Steck at lsteck@visitpensacola.com

Local Guides


Pensacola In The News



Annual Meeting Save The Date
 


 

Pensacola in the Limelight

The Pensacola Bay Area is getting its fare share of television time. This past month, crews from Talk of Alabama and Good Morning Dallas shot long-form segments on the Pensacola experience. These segments will allow for Birmingham and Dallas audiences to learn more about the destination and invite them to plan their fall vacations.

Road Trippin
 

Upcoming Trade Events

Take advantage of the following Visit Pensacola co-ops for the opportunity to meet face-to-face with meeting and event planners during pre-scheduled appointments and networking events.

For additional information or to register, contact Lori Coppels at lcoppels@visitpensacola.com.

Small Market Meetings Conference
September 24-27, 2019
Green Bay, WI

Florida Encounter
November 20-22, 2019
Panama City Beach
 

Hospitality Round Table Here to Serve You

We’d like to thank everyone that attended this past month’s Hospitality Round Table at the Pensacola International Airport. As requested, you can find the Air Service Development Presentation here.

Don’t forget to join us at this month’s HRT events. Please RSVP online or contact lwhite@visitpensacola.com.

September HRT Luncheon
Tuesday, September 17th
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Flora-Bama Ole River Grille 
Register Online

October HRT Social
Tuesday, October 15th
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Island Culture Tiki Bar, Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Facebook Trip Giveaway Promotion is Red Hot

To promote the Pensacola Experience, Visit Pensacola is utilizing Facebook’s Trip Consideration feature with a vacation giveaway to promote Pensacola to people in the “dream” stage of vacation planning. Results are currently off the charts! The Dallas market giveaway has seen 7,782 conversions and has reached over 350,000 in the first 16 days. The drive market giveaway reached over 68,000 people and converted 2,248 people in only 24 hours.
 

USS Tripoli Commissioning

The Commissioning of the USS Tripoli is expected to take place in Pensacola, Fla. Early summer 2020. Currently we’re estimating over 6,000 people for the event including the ship’s crewmembers, their family members, guests and dignitaries. At this time, we’re surveying lodging availability for late May to mid-June. Please send your information to Lori Coppels.
 

Skilled Students Ahead!

It is hard to believe that five months have already gone by since Pensacola hosted thousands of students, parents and teachers for the Florida SkillsUSA student competitions. From automotive, animation and architectural drafting, to cosmetology, cybersecurity and web design, these students challenge each other’s ability at mastering skills needed for their career of interest.

If you would like to get involved and see these students in action, consider volunteering as a competition judge or become a sponsor and showcase your company on the competition floor. To learn more, contact Lori Coppels at lcoppels@visitpensacola.com. SkillsUSA competitions will be held in Pensacola on April 20- 21, 2020.
 

Advocate for Your State – Here’s how to be a part of Florida’s Story

Visit Florida President and CEO Dana Young paid a visit to the Pensacola Bay Area to give an industry update on local, regional and state tourism. Explore what she had to say and the good news she shared here.

Why to Partner and Re-Partner with Visit Pensacola

On behalf of the Visit Pensacola staff, board and the tourism industry we’d like to thank our members for their valued partnership and support of the organization. Your role as a member is critical and your involvement and contributions enable us to tell our travel story and experiences.

Whether it’s donations of travel products for visits by meeting planners, travel buyers, media or if you are responding to sales/media leads or participation in cooperative sales and marketing programs, your participation is crucial to the success of tourism in Escambia County. In order to build on our success and continue to tell our incredible story we ask that you continue to be advocates to our organization and storytellers in the industry, promoting tourism. We look forward to a long-lasting relationship between you and Visit Pensacola.

If you haven’t already done so, we invite you to become a Visit Pensacola partner, so you can:

  • Take advantage of promotional and advertising opportunities to fit any budget
  • Gain additional exposure through our website and social media channels
  • Stay informed on the latest Pensacola, Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key news
  • Access our photo library and collateral materials
  • Get media publicity in conjunction with hosting travel and social media writers

If you have any questions, please contact Visit Pensacola’s Partner Relations Manager, Kaya Man at kman@visitpensacola.com.

 


Explore New Partners

Please give a warm welcome to Visit Pensacola’s newest partners – explore their services below.


Visitor Information Center Events


Visitor Information Centers by the Numbers

 

Walk-ins

Pensacola: 3,759
Perdido Key: 2,568
Pensacola Beach: 2,015

 

States with the largest registered visitors

Pensacola: Florida, Texas, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama
Perdido Key: Texas, Missouri, Louisiana Alabama
Pensacola Beach: Texas, Florida, Tennessee, Tennessee

Telephone Assists

Pensacola: 493
Perdido Key: 104
Pensacola Beach: 449

 

International registered visitors

Pensacola: Austria, Bangaldesh, India, Pakistan
Perdido Key: Canada, Germany
Pensacola Beach: Finland, Germany, Canada

Personal Assists

Pensacola: 1,181
Perdido Key: 2,473