Fenn Center Hosts Free Tourism Showcase May 27
Local tourism-related businesses will be on site exhibiting their products and services as part of an effort to promote tourism in St. Lucie County and educate local residents on all of the unique things to do and see in the county. The event will also serve as the Chamber’s monthly Business and Social Hour. Door prizes and a staycation package valued at more than $700 will be given away to lucky winners.
The event is an extension of the county’s events related to National Travel and Tourism Week – a collective effort to promote the power of travel through customized events in communities nationwide. Communities across America celebrate each year to shine a light on what travel means to jobs, economic growth and personal well-being.
St. Lucie County experienced a 16 percent increase in tourist tax revenue for the 2013-2014 budget year, compared to the previous year. The collections set an all-time high bringing in more than $3 million in tax revenue.
“We have so much to celebrate in St. Lucie County when it comes to tourism this year. The county’s tourism activity is better than ever and is continuing upward,” stated Charlotte Bireley, manager of Tourism & Venues for St. Lucie County. “This event is an interactive, one-stop shop for tourist information – but geared to our local residents. And it’s a great way to show our residents what special place we live in.”
The Tourism Showcase will feature displays and booth exhibits from tourism-related businesses and attractions such as:
- Motorized Kayak Adventures
- St. Lucie County Aquarium featuring the Smithsonian Ecosystems Exhibit
- Backus Museum & Gallery
- Port St. Lucie Civic Center
- St. Lucie Mets
- St. Lucie County’s Environmental Resources Department & Oxbow Eco-Center
- National Navy UDT SEAL Museum
- Stumpknocker Airboat Tours
- PGA Golf Club
- Fort Pierce Authentic Tours
- Hilton Garden Inn
- Perfect Drive Golf Villas
- Residence Inn
- Fairfield Inn