‘Boast the Coast’ campaign aims to boost tourism in northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast

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Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau officially announces the phase two launch of the national ‘Boast the Coast’ tourism campaign, as they hit the road to tell people around the country about this laid-back slice of Florida’s upper Gulf Coast. A multi-city, interactive RV tour will travel to five target cities, making stops at area events to help those who deserve a vacation “Get A Little Sand in Their Soul” and to be joined in the nationwide effort to “Boast the Emerald Coast” (http://www.emeraldcoastfl.com/boast).

“The idea for ‘Boast the Coast’ started following a 2010 survey where the beaches of Florida’s Emerald Coast did not rank among the favorites of TripAdvisor users,” says Emerald Coast CVB President and CEO Mark Bellinger. “Anyone who has visited the beach towns of DestinFort Walton Beach or Okaloosa Island know the emerald-green water and sugar-white sand are second to none. This survey proved to us not enough people know about this gorgeous slice of Northwest Florida, so we decided to take our message on the road in a grass roots campaign to spread the word.”

To kick off the second leg of the campaign trail, the Emerald Coast wrapped RV makes its first stop inBristol, Tenn., on Saturday, March 17-18, at the NASCAR Bristol Motor Speedway, followed by Dallas on Friday, April 13-14; Louisville, Ky., on Friday, April 20-21; Charlotte, N.C., on Saturday, May 26-28 andNashville, Tenn., on Thursday, June 7-10.

Trail tracking is available online at facebook.com/floridasemeraldcoast to find out where the RV will be stopping next. From destination stays to Emerald Coast branded merchandise, each stop will feature exceptional on-site giveaways. For those who can’t make it to a stop, Emerald Coast enthusiasts are still eligible to win prizes by registering online at facebook.com/floridasemeraldcoast.

Named one of the “Top 10 Most Beautiful Places” by Good Morning America, Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast is famous for 24 miles of sugar-white sands and emerald-green waters. With an average of 297 sunny days a year, vacationers indulge in simple pleasures from the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” and spirited beachside celebrations to challenging holes of golf and 13,000 Gulf-edged accommodations.

For more information on Florida’s Emerald Coast ‘Boast the Coast’ campaign, visit www.emeraldcoastfl.com and www.facebook.com/floridasemeraldcoast  or call the Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800.322.3319.

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