Go Coastal: Lee Tourism Spotlight

It’s a win-win. Plane Blue needs more travelers on its Boston and New York flights, and we require guests in the off-season. Working with six other Gulf Coast tourism departments – shockingly – and VISIT FLORIDA, there will be a purposeful household push to get northeasterners down here for an early summer/fall getaway.

Stay tuned for some three-day aerial shuttle deals to Southwest Florida from the northeast, in-flight features about the Gulf Beaches and a few sweepstakes offering free air transport tickets.

Go Coastal Lee Tourism Spotlight

Water Works

Off and on again things happen in the Gulf that might be bewildering. It’s reasonable that not everybody realizes what an ocean squirt looks like or can clarify various types of water issues. That is the reason we held a water quality workshop Monday. More than 100 tourism workers went to two different workshops, which included neighborhood and range masters.

The objective of the presentation was to teach the staff on the bleeding edges and offer assets to help them answer addresses about our water quality. The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) arranged a rundown of reality sheets that clarify the contrast between ride tide and dried float green growth and other seaside scrapes.

To take in more about water quality visit www.vcb.com. Likewise, for current shoreline conditions in Southwest Florida visit www.mote.org/shorelines or call 941-BEACHES.


The VCB welcomes industry accomplices and business pioneers to the 2014 Elaine Mclaughlin Outstanding Hospitality Service Awards Ceremony on Sept. 9 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa. Aim to get breakfast at 8 a.m. furthermore delight in the recompenses service. The VCB will respect more than 400 candidates for giving excellent client administration to Lee County guests.

It will present recompenses to victors in seven classes.

Additionally, Guests First members who have earned Certified Guest Service Professional (CGSP) through the American Hotel& Lodging Educational Institute will be perceived. Tickets are $25 for every individual. For more data, call 239-590-4855 or email [email protected]

Chinese Traveler

One of the fasting rising gatherings of explorers is originating from China.

In light of their developing economy, they are the world’s greatest spenders on shopping and are voyaging like never before. As of now the United States is the top goal for Chinese voyagers. It is evaluated that just about 100 million Chinese went out of China in 2013 with this number anticipated that will achieve 200 million by 2018.

We are verifying they think about Lee County. A couple of months back, we facilitated our first gathering of Chinese writers from major Chinese productions in association with VISIT Florida. The VCB’s Fran Belasco will be making a trip to China this tumble to go to the eighth yearly China-U.s. Tourism Leadership Summit in Xiamen, China.

The objective of the summit is to help cultivate solid connections and exploit this quickly developing business.

By regional standards, Canterbury School has conceded 12 understudies from China in another worldwide project it started a year ago. The majority of the understudies stay with host families and are adjusting to the society. We would like to see more Chinese guests in the near future.

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