Visit Pensacola News

News from President/CEO Darien Schaefer – New Website, Staff Changes, Organizational Updates and More! 


Spring is quickly approaching and we’re operating full steam ahead. On the horizon we have the Sun Belt Conference Championships, Spring Break, and many other events and activities. As we continue to navigate the Covid-19 Pandemic, please be aware of health and safety precautions and remind your guests to Coastal Distance while they’re here.  

TDT Receipt Collections & Forecast 

TDT Collections

Tempest Wins Visit Pensacola Website RFP 

Visit Pensacola’s website contract with Simpleview is set to expire in Feb. 2022. Following the RFP process and reviewing six separate website companies, the board of directors voted to approve Tempest as its next website provider. Over the next year, Tempest will work to design a new consumer facing website and will work hand in hand with Simpleview to ensure a smooth transition of all content and features.  

Visit Pensacola Attends Virtual Florida Huddle Meetings 

Familiarization tours are back on! Virtually that is. Visit Pensacola presented to over 35 international tour operators at Florida Huddle’s virtual meetings this past month. All are excited about visiting the area due to its wide-open beaches and close location to New Orleans. In the conversations, the operators expressed that holiday deals, history, music, and culinary were important.  

Visit Pensacola Ships the Pensacola Experience for PR Love 

With the ongoing covid-19 crisis paired with the Pensacola Bay Bridge construction, Visit Pensacola along with media have had difficulties traveling over the past year. Typically, Visit Pensacola hosts over 15 press trips per year to familiarize media with the area. With that coming to a halt, Visit Pensacola creatively shared its “Love of Travel” with 10 top media across the country. In the box were destination items that shared our area’s uniqueness.  


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Beach towel with Cooler

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Top Story Placements 

Visit Pensacola continues to work hand in hand with Giant Noise Public Relations to pitch stories relating to the Pensacola Experience and its partners. Below are a few story placements from the past month.  

Sun Belt Ticket Discounts

The Sun Belt Conference Basketball Championship is scheduled to be played in Pensacola, March 5-8, marking the beginning of NCAA March Madness.
Each ticket book includes ticket vouchers to all 14 games (8 sessions) at the Pensacola Bay Center!
Discounted books and VIP seats located in the Floor Riser and Club Zone sections are only available to our valued partners.
Purchase 1 Ticket Book: 25% Off
Purchase 2 Ticket Books: 30% Off
Purchase 3 Ticket Books: 35% Off
Purchase 4+ Ticket Books: 40% Off
Great gift for clients, colleagues, friends, and any basketball fan! Ticket book vouchers may be shared with others! One individual per session.

For more information or to purchase discounted ticket books:
VP Members: SBC Basketball Promo Rate

Thank You, Kimberly!

Director of Finance and Administration Kimberly Sparks has accepted a position with Covenant Hospice as director of finance. Kimberly has dedicated the past six years to Visit Pensacola and has been a valuable team member. Congratulations and thank you for your dedication to Visit Pensacola! Staff Accountant Wandy Samuel will be taking over her duties.