Category - Press Releases

10/5/2017Florida Festivals & Events Association Awards Panama City Beach’s UNwineD The 2017 Most Innovative

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., August X, 2017 – Visit Panama City Beach and the Bay County Tourist Development Council received five Sunsational Awards from the Florida Festivals & Events Association (FFEA), including the grand prize for “Most Innovative Project of the Year” with UNwineD, a two-day festival which took place this past March. Additionally, the destination picked up 1 st place for its promotional UNwineD T-shirt, 2 nd place awards for Public Relations Campaign for Beach Home for the Holidays and an advertising Billboard for Pirates of

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7/1/2017Panama City Beach Invites Nature Lovers to “Make it Yours” And Explore Beach Sands, State Parks

Panama City Beach Invites Nature Lovers to “Make it Yours” And Explore Beach Sands, State Parks PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., July XX, 2017 – You may find it surprising that Panama City Beach is one of the top destinations for eco-tourism. With secluded stretches of sand, dense woodlands and wild wetlands, Panama City Beach is perfect for your next outdoor excursion. With ecotourism more popular than ever, Panama City Beach offers nature lovers the opportunity to “make it yours” with ecologically responsible, fun-filled outings with the potential

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5/19/2017Panama City Beach Rolls Out "Make It Yours" Marketing Campaign

Panama City Beach Rolls Out “Make It Yours” Marketing Campaign PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., May 19, 2017 – Visit Panama City Beach recently unveiled its 2017 marketing campaign inviting visitors to “Make It Your Real. FUN. Beach.” Created by Luckie & Company, the campaign builds on the destination’s iconic “Real. FUN. Beach.” tagline and emphasizes Panama City Beach as an authentic, fun and high-quality beach destination. The new campaign invites visitors to choose from the wide range of activities and amenities Panama City Beach has to offer to

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3/2/2017PCB is a top TripAdvisor Beach + New March Events

Panama City Beach ’s world-famous sugar white sand stretches along the Gulf of Mexico for 27 miles, but is just one of the many reasons visitors flock to this sunny Florida vacation destination. With natural beauty and endless opportunities for recreation, accolades roll in like waves on the beach, with TripAdvisor most recently listing Panama City Beach as the top five beach on their list of the “Top 25 Beaches in the U.S.” Panama City Beach was especially noted as the being a great beach to visit any time of the year. “We’re thrilled that our

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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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