Yes, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has sullied some of America’s favorite beaches and messed mightily with the meetings and event industry, but smart planners see opportunities beyond the tar patties. From Florida to Texas, the main message from travel and tourism officials is that it’s business as usual. Most attractions, hotels, restaurants, exhibits, […]
When the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) opens later this year in Panama City Beach, it will create a nonstop gateway to the meeting venues and sandy white beaches of Panama City, Sandestin, Seaside and other Beaches of South Walton communities in northwest Florida (formerly known as the Panhandle). Southwest Airlines recently announced it […]
Artists have been attracted to Northwest Florida for decades. If you’re looking for an inventive takeaway for events based in this region, consider ordering a custom glass piece from Destin artist Mary Schmiedicke.
Long referred to as Florida’s “hidden coast,” Northwest Florida is emerging as a major contender for the state’s valuable tourism and destination meetings dollars. With its abundance of natural resources — beautiful beaches, coastal lakes, varied topography — and an interesting and growing mix of venues, from resorts with conference facilities to cottages for executive housing, the area is getting more and more attention.