Visit Pensacola Report

Visit Pensacola Selects Giant Noise as Next PR Agency

Giant Noise

Visit Pensacola is pleased to announce the selection of Giant Noise as its next public relations agency. Based out of Austin, Tex. Giant Noise specializes in the hospitality and tourism industry. Current clients include Visit San Antonio, hotels, restaurants and more.  We’re excited to collaborate to bring Pensacola to the rest of the world.

International Media Marketplace

In late January, Director of Marketing and Communications, Nicole Stacey attended the International Media Marketplace in New York City. This showcase allows media and destinations to meet one on one and plan for the upcoming year in terms of stories. Nicole placed 28 appointments that were made up of editors, freelance writers and influencers. These appointments were a chance to speak more about the Pensacola Experience and to make plans for press trip visits throughout 2020.

Nicole at International Media Marketplace
 

Visit Pensacola’s 2020 Snowbird Extravaganza

It’s that time of year! Visit Pensacola hosted the “2020 Snowbird Extravaganza” on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at Skopelos at New World.  We had a great time sharing the best of Pensacola with our seasonal visitors. This event showcased a plated lunch by Chef Gus Silivos, vendors, entertainment, and more! Thank you to all our sponsors who helped make this a success!

Snowbird

Grant Deadline Feb. 11

Visit Pensacola is now accepting grant applications for events occurring between May 1 – Sept.30, 2020.  The grant deadline is 3 p.m. on Feb.11.

The Visit Pensacola Grant Committee will meet to review and score applications on Feb. 17 and Feb. 18(if needed) at 2:30 p.m. at the UWF Historic Trust Bowden Building, 1st Floor. Following, the Visit Pensacola Board of Directors will vote to approve grants on Feb. 26 at the monthly board meeting.

You may apply for a mini grant at any time if you are seeking funds less than $4,999.99. Mini-grant guidelines can be viewed here. For more information on grant guidelines, scoring, and the application process, please contact Nicole Stacey at nstacey@visitpensacola.com with any questions.

Discount, Discount, Discount! Winter Escape Cards still available

Winter Escape Cards are still available for use through March 31. The Winter Escape Savings Card represents a partnership between Pensacola Bay Area businesses and Visit Pensacola. The cardholder is entitled to values and discounts offered by participating businesses. Cards can be picked up at the following locations:

  • Visitor Information Centers in Pensacola, Perdido Key, and Pensacola Beach.
  • Participation in Visit Florida Welcome Center hospitality promotion counter and local Snowbird events/shows.
  • Additionally, visitors will be able to download their savings card & participating locations on www.visitpensacola.com.

Winter Escape

Visit Pensacola in the News – What’s Been Happening

Before the holidays, Visit Pensacola several media familiarization tours (FAMs) and story placements from FAMs earlier in the year. 

 

 

 

Visitor Information Centers by the Numbers


 

Walk-ins
Pensacola: 2,091
Perdido Key: 1,390
Pensacola Beach: 1,059

 
​States with largest registered visitors

Pensacola: Florida, Missouri, Ohio, Michigan, Nebraska
Perdido Key: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan
Pensacola Beach: Florida, Georgia, Texas, Alabama, Wisconsin

Personal Assists
Pensacola: 719
Perdido Key: 1,297

 
International registered visitors

Pensacola: India, Pakistan, Kazakhstan
Perdido Key: Canada, Switzerland
Pensacola Beach: India, Australia Canada

Telephone Assists
Pensacola: 292
Perdido Key: 52
Pensacola Beach: 174