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Category - Press Releases

1/12/2017PCB Presents UNwineD, Featuring the Avett Brothers

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., January 12, 2017 – Panama City Beach continues to add to its lineup of fantastic entertainment and events in 2017 with the announcement of UNwineD, a Southern garden party presented in partnership with Garden & Gun magazine . The two-day festival taking place March 24-25 at Aaron Bessant Park will feature superb craft beer, spirits and wine from around the world, plus culinary creations by Northwest Florida’s leading chefs and a live musical performance by Grammy-nominated and acclaimed American folk-rock band, The Avett

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6/29/2016Have a Fun-Filled Fall in PCB

Festival season ramps up this fall as Panama City Beach continues to thrive as a year-round destination with an array of concerts and events for all ages. Kicking off in September, the beachside community has plenty of fun planned on their fall calendar, from the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam on Labor Day weekend to the annual Emerald Coast Cruizin’ in November. “Fall is a favorite time of year for visitors and locals alike. The peak heat of summer passes, but the sun continues to shine,” shares President and CEO of Visit Panama City Beach Dan Rowe.

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5/13/2016Summer Fun Awaits

PANAMA CITY BEACH – The end of the school year signals the most popular time of year to visit Panama City Beach , where spectacular weather and countless activities and events abound throughout the summer season. Families flock to Northwest Florida to take in the 27 miles of award-winning white sand beaches, emerald green water and southern hospitality of this beachside community. The area’s All-American style and strong military ties make it a natural pick for Fourth of July vacations and the fun activities that continue throughout the summer.

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4/13/2016Investment Surges in Panama City Beach

Year-Round Success Stimulates Hotel Investment in Panama City Beach -More than $300 million in New Builds and Renovations Underway- PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., April 13, 2016 – Panama City Beach is in the midst of a seven-year trend of record-breaking tourism success, reporting a direct visitor spend of close to $1.5 billion for 2015, up more than 10-percent over the previous year. This success is catching the eye of major hotel brands including Hilton Worldwide (HLT), Starwood (HOT), Marriott International (MAR) and Intercontinental Hotels Group

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3/23/2016Truly an Award-Winning Beach!

PANAMA CITY BEACH NOTABLE ACCOLADES AS OF MARCH 2016 · “50 states, 50 dates: Romantic activities around the USA” – USAToday.com, 2016 · “The 10 Best Beaches in Florida” – CondeNastTraveler.com, 2016 · “The South’s Best Beaches” – SouthernLiving.com, 2016 · “Ten Beaches to Visit Now” – National Geographic Traveler, 2016 · “Top 10 U.S. Beaches” – TripAdvisor, 2016 · “Top 10 Beaches in the U.S.” – Smarter Travel, 2015 · “Best Scuba Diving Sites in the U.S. & Caribbean”, - USA Today 10Best, 2015 · # 10 “Best U.S. Beaches” – TripAdvisor, 2015 ·

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3/1/2016PCB Springs Forward

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. – With a strong economy fueled by record-breaking growth in tourism, Panama City Beach has steadily gained ground, becoming a popular year-round destination and less economically dependent on any single season of visitation. The changes have not gone unnoticed: in the first months of 2016 alone, Panama City Beach has been named as one of National Geographic Traveler ’s “Ten Beaches to Visit Now,” a Top 10 U.S. Beach by TripAdvisor , and one of “The South’s Best Beaches” by Southern Living .

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11/3/2015Jayna Leach joins PCB as Vice President of Marketing

Visit Panama City Beach announces Jayna Leach has joined the award-winning destination marketing organization as vice president of marketing. In her role, Leach will lead all travel marketing efforts for the Northwest Florida beachside community including advertising, social media and public relations. "Jayna has an extensive background working with marketing and communications in the Panama City Beach community," shares Visit Panama City Beach President and CEO Dan Rowe. "We are thrilled that she will be returning to Visit Panama City Beach,

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10/1/2015Pirates invade for 2015 Pirates of the High Seas Fest

As pirates of all ages descend on Panama City Beach for the Pirates of the High Seas Fest over Columbus Day weekend, the destination announces a special geotour treasure hunt. Launching during the fifth annual Pirates of the High Seas Fest (Friday, Oct. 9 through Sunday, Oct. 11), the Panama City Beach Pirates of the High Seas GeoTour will be available year around, offering a pirate-themed geotour scavenger hunt of the World's Most Beautiful Beaches. "Columbus Day weekend is synonymous with pirates as well as fantastic fall weather here in

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9/23/2015Luxury living in Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach, known for its sugar-white sand beaches and emerald green waters, hosts visitors all year round to enjoy the destination's spectacular weather, along with many special events and activities. Couples and adults who are seeking a relaxing weekend to indulge in some of the Gulf Coast's finest hospitality have a variety of options. With luxury spas and well-appointed accommodations featuring wide balconies and expansive views of the Gulf of Mexico, adults can escape from their nine-to-five routine and experience a truly exquisite

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8/3/2015Record-Breaking Visitation for Panama City Beach

The Bay County Tourist Development Council announces record tourism development tax collections for Panama City Beach in the month of June 2015, indicating a record number of visitors for that month. The collection was an increase of 6.6 percent over the same month in 2014. For the fiscal year beginning in October 2014, Panama City Beach tourist development tax collections are up 11.4 percent, over the same timeframe from the previous year. "Successful sports tournaments during the month of June were an important part of Panama City Beach's

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