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7/18/2018JAYNA LEACH OF VISIT PANAMA CITY BEACH TO RECEIVE PINNACLE AWARD FROM 850 BUSINESS MAGAZINE

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., July 18, 2018 – Visit Panama City Beach ’s Vice President of Marketing Jayna Leach has been named a 2018 Pinnacle Award winner. Presented by 850 Business Magazine , the Pinnacle Awards shine the spotlight on female business leaders who hold themselves to high standards and contribute to the betterment of the community. Leach was one of 10 winners selected from the 18-county region of Northwest Florida and will be honored at a luncheon on August 22 at Florida State University Panama City. “It’s such an honor to

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7/9/2018Mojo Sportswear Company announced as Official Apparel Partner

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., July 10, 2018 – Mojo Sportswear Company, a leader in the world of high end sports leisure apparel and accessories, has partnered with Visit Panama City Beach as the official apparel sponsor for the fourth season of “Chasin’ The Sun.” The award-winning fishing and coastal lifestyle television program showcases the diverse angling, diving, and cultural opportunities found in the emerald green waters in and around Panama City Beach. The new season will premiere in January 2019 on Discovery Channel. “Mojo Sportswear Company

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7/1/2018“Chasin’ The Sun” Fishing Show Renewed for 4th Season on Discovery Channel

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., June XX, 2018 – Visit Panama City Beach is pleased to announce that its award-winning television series, “Chasin’ The Sun,” has been renewed for a fourth season and will premiere in January 2019 on Discovery Channel. “Chasin’ The Sun” is an award-winning fishing and coastal lifestyle television program that showcases the diverse angling, diving, and cultural opportunities found in and around the emerald green-waters of Panama City Beach. “Chasin’ The Sun” debuted in 2016 on Sportsman Channel with 13 original

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7/1/2018“Chasin’ The Sun” Announces Sponsors for 2019 Season on Discovery Channel

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., July XX, 2018 – Visit Panama City Beach is pleased to announce the sponsors for the fourth season of the award-winning fishing and coastal and lifestyle program “Chasin’ The Sun,” which will premiere in January 2019 on Discovery Channel. “Chasin’ The Sun” showcases the diverse angling, diving, and cultural opportunities found in and around the emerald green-waters of Panama City Beach. Show sponsors include Mojo Sportswear Company, Latitude Tournament Boats, Royal American Beach Getaways, Kicker, Florida Fishing

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6/22/2018Visit Panama City Beach’s Michaelean Stewart Named One of 30 Future Leaders of Destination Marketing

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla.- June 22, 2018- Destinations International announced that Visit Panama City Beach’s Interactive Marketing Manager Michaelean Stewart has been named to the 2018 30 Under 30 class. As a part of the 2018 30 Under 30 class, Stewart will have the opportunity to engage in professional development opportunities throughout 2018 and beyond. This year’s honorees will convene for the first time at the association’s 2018 Annual Convention in Anaheim, California July 10-13. Stewart joined Visit Panama City Beach at the start of 2015

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6/13/2018PANAMA CITY BEACH SPORTS PARK & STADIUM COMPLEX BREAKS GROUND

L-R: Panama City Beach City Councilman Phil Chester, Bay County Commissioner and TDC member Philip “Griff” Griffitts , President and CEO of The St. Joe Company Jorge Gonzalez, Amy Seal, TDC Board Member Gary Walsingham, Panama City Beach Mayor Mike Thomas, TDC Board Member Clair Pease and Visit Panama City Beach President and CEO Dan Rowe PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., June 13, 2018 – Today the official groundbreaking took place of the $37 million Panama City Beach Sports Complex, which is slated to open its first phase in May 2019. A ceremony

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6/6/2018Panama City Beach Reports Boost in Tourism Up 15% for March-April

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. June 6, 2018– Visit Panama City Beach and the Bay County Tourist Development Council announce collections for the month of March and April 2018 were up a combined 15%. Collection for April 2018 were up 4.9% percent compared to April 2017, and the destination is currently up 9.9 percent for the fiscal year, which began October 2017. “With a sold out Seabreeze Jazz Festival marking its 20 th year in Panama City Beach, our destination welcomed music lovers from near and far for a world-class lineup of talent taking the

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6/1/2018Panama City Beach Announces New Developments On The Horizon For Summer 2018

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., June XX, 2018 – At the end of a record-breaking spring, Visit Panama City Beach is looking ahead to summer with plans for new developments that will continue to enhance the destination. From a 200-foot observation wheel in Pier Park to a world-class Sports Park, Panama City Beach plans to add to its growing reputation as the ultimate year-round destination for families with a collection of exciting new ventures. “We’re thrilled for all of the development coming to our destination this summer and beyond,” shares Visit

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5/4/2018Panama City Beach Reports Destination Up 25.1% for March 2018

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. May 4, 2018– Visit Panama City Beach and the Bay County Tourist Development Council announce collections for the month of March 2018 were up 25.1 percent compared to March 2017, and the destination is currently up 11.6 percent for the fiscal year, which began October 2017. “Panama City Beach is known as a year-round destination and this Spring was no different,” states Visit Panama City Beach President and CEO Dan Rowe. “Our March results are attributed to our strong dynamic segmentation and our unbeatable line up of

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4/16/2018Panama City Beach Celebrates Tourism Appreciation Day

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., April 16, 2018 – Whether sinking your toes in the sugar- white sand beaches, enjoying family-fun activities, dining, shopping or exploring the beauty of the great outdoors, Panama City Beach offers endless opportunities for every type of vacationer. As May 9 marks “Tourism Appreciation Day”, Visit Panama City Beach invites locals and visitors alike to celebrate what makes this beach one of the best in the country! “Panama City Beach has seen record tourism numbers in recent years with interest from travelers rapidly

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