TDC/CVB Meeting- 2011 Marketing Plans

TDC/CVB Feb 8 meeting offered an in-depth look into the 2011 marketing strategies as well as an opportunity to check out the newest TV Commercials.

The Real. Fun. Beach commercials were created to hit specific markets and have two versions in rotation, aimed at targeting Couples and Families.

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Join CVB to Showcase PCB via Skype!

Panama City Beach CVB to showcase its sunny weather and sugar-white sand beaches to national media via Skype!

CVB officials are hosting a video conference via Skype for national media in New York City, and the CVB wants YOU to join them!

Details Below, Time Sensitive (Event is TODAY at Noon)

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TDC Meeting, Spring Break, Swordfish & Snowbirds

Jan 11th’s TDC meeting offered an eclectic mix of information.

Starting with the Vice-President of the Canadian Snowbirds, Nancy Hopcraft,  who caught my attention with the mention of the ‘Birds working on a potential “Retiree Visa” allowing those who qualify an opportunity to spend more time in Panama City Beach (or anywhere in the Nation).  It’s a wonderful idea, and one that’s sure to bring about an economic boost but we’re looking at least 2 years, before hearing any final words.

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Thunder Beach Autumn Rally vs Seafood Festival [REPORT]

At Tuesday’s TDC meeting, the big guns of Thunder Beach approached the board asking to move their Autumn Rally to Columbus Day Weekend.

Currently, the rally is held on the first weekend in October. Reason for wanting to change the date were stated as follows:

  1. Ability to confirm more Vendors presence
  2. More Vendors = more attendants
  3. More Attendants = boost in Panama City Beach’s economy

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Seafood Fest May Get Another $150k from CVB

The oil spill threat this summer took it’s toll on the opportunity for us to have a slammin’, jammin’ summer, but it wasn’t all bad.  Our image was certainly tarnished, our tourism numbers were down a bit, but on the plus side, the Panama City Beach Convention and Visitor’s Bureau received $2 million from BP to be used for marketing the beaches of Panama City Beach.  This influx of marketing money has saved our CVB $750,000 from their regular marketing budget this year so far and has freed up some cash to use in other arenas.

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Southwest Airlines to Announce the Destination Cities

Southwest Airlines will announce the four to and fro flight locations from the new Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport on Wednesday moring.The ceremony will be held at the Breakers Restaurant in Panama City Beach at 10.00 AM. Bob Montgomery, Southwest vice president of properties will make the announcement during a press conference. He will also announce the new special introductory fares for the eight non stop flights from the new international airport.

We’ve been running a poll on which destinations were more favored by our readers to come to Panama City Beach.  The top five respectively were Chicago, New York, Nashville, Dallas, and Baltimore.

The new international airport is expected to be opened on May 18th 2010 with the Southwest flights to operate daily. The Airport Authority Chairman Joe Tannehill said that it was exciting news and everybody would be delighted when southwest announces the low fares.

In the meantime, Bay County Tourist Development Council (TDC) officials will start a public relations campaign in the cities after the announcement is officially made, using social media sites like Twitter and Facebook.  According to Dan Rowe,TDC executive director, the announcement and selling of the flight tickets would bring energy to the whole project.

The TDC has made an agreement with Southwest, the largest domestic airlines in USA to bring its service to the new airport with daily non stop flights from the four cities. The airline reached an agreement previously with The St. Joe Co., the Panhandle’s largest landowner, that guarantees any losses from its new operations into Northwest Florida for the initial two years. Many experts see the deal as a boost for the economic development of the region.

AGENDA: TDC/CVB: Sep 29 Budget Discussions

Combined Tourist Development Council and Convention and Visitor’s Bureau meeting to discuss amendment to the 2010 CVB Budget.

AGENDA

COMBINED BOARD MEETING
Bay County Tourist Development Council
Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.
Panama City Beach
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
4:00 p.m.
Board Room, Visitor

Information Center

I. CALL MEETING TO ORDER

II. ROLL CALL

A. Invocation
B. Pledge of Allegiance

III. REVIEW AND DISCUSS BUDGET AMENDMENT FOR THE FY 2010 CVB BUDGET, Mr. Dan Rowe, President

IV. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

V. ADJOURNMENT

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AGENDA: TDC/CVB: Spring Break Recommendations

The final decision on Spring Break rumblings will finally be unveiled. After several city-wide conversations, meetings and one huge community forum we will know what the direction for the future of Spring Break on Panama City Beach.

AGENDA

COMBINED BOARD MEETING
Bay County Tourist Development Council
Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.
Panama City Beach
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
1:30 p.m.
Council Room, PCB City Hall

I. CALL MEETING TO ORDER

II. ROLL CALL

A. Invocation
B. Pledge of Allegiance
C. Approve Minutes From the August 11, 2009, September 10, 2009, and September 18, 2009 Meetings

III. REQUESTS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD ON AGENDA ITEMS (3 Minutes)

IV. UPDATE ON BED TAX COLLECTIONS, Ms. Charlene Honnen, Tourist Development Tax Specialist

V. BOARD ACTION ITEMS

A. Discuss and Consider for Approval CVB/TDC Financial Statements Dated July 31, 2009, Mr. Dan Rowe, President

B. Discuss and Consider for Approval Coastal Planning & Engineering Invoice #90827, Invoice #90828, Invoice #90834, Invoice #90829, Invoice #90830, Invoice #90919, Invoice #90920, Invoice #90921, and Invoice #90922, Mrs. Lisa Armbruster, Sustainable Beaches, LLC

C. Discuss and Consider for Approval Contract with Aquatic Plants of Florida for the Dune Vegetation and Sand Fencing Project, Mrs. Lisa Armbruster, Sustainable Beaches, LLC

D. Discuss and Consider for Approval Spring Break Recommendations, Mr. Dan Rowe, President

E. Discuss and Consider for Approval Request for Funding from City of Panama City Beach, Mr. Dan Rowe, President

F. Discuss and Consider for Approval FY 2009-2010 Mexico Beach Community Development Council Budget, Mr. Dan Rowe, President

G. Discuss and Consider for Approval FY 2009-2010 Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau Budget and Program of Work, Mr. Dan Rowe, President

VI. PRESIDENT’S REPORT

VII. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

VIII. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

IX. ADJOURNMENT

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