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Polk Outpost 27 Surpasses $1 Million in Attraction Ticket Sales

Posted on September 16th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, General, Uncategorized

Polk Outpost 27 (Polk County’s Official Visitor Information Center) has sold more than $1 million in Attraction Tickets through early August, eclipsing the stellar sales numbers of last fiscal year, 2012-13. Nearly a quarter of the tickets sold were for LEGOLAND Florida. Visitation numbers at the center in August were greater than anticipated. Polk Outpost […]

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Kick Off IPSC World Championships with Lakeland Parade, Water Ski Show and Fireworks

Posted on September 11th, 2014 by

Categories: Event, Uncategorized

Olympic Style Opening Ceremonies to Kick Off IPSC World Championships Frostproof may be the hub of activity for the shooting competitions for the upcoming IPSC World Shoot, the City of Lakeland will serve as the center of the ceremonial public events taking place during the event’s 19 day stint in Polk County. The largest competition […]

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AirVenture Provides Opportunity to Distribute SUN ‘n FUN Brochure

Posted on September 9th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, General, Uncategorized

Joni Allen worked with the local accommodations industry to create the 2015 SUN ‘n FUN Friendly Accommodations brochure. Thirty-one Polk County hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts and vacation rental home / condo property management companies participated in the new brochure and are offering special rates for the next SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In and Expo (April […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on September 8th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Dining, Event, Nature, Shopping, Uncategorized, Upcoming

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA SEPTEMBER 8-16, 2014 Find a complete listing of September and October events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Book Club at Polk County History Center Date: Tuesday, September 9 Venue: Polk County History Center, Bartow – The book club at the Polk County History Center meets on the first and second Tuesdays monthly. – The next book […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on August 25th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Dining, Event, Nature, Shopping, Sports, Uncategorized, Upcoming

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA AUGUST 25-September 2, 2014 Find a complete listing of August and September events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Historic Lake Mirror Tours Date: Tuesday, August 26 Venue: Downtown Lakeland – The story starts during the horse and buggy days when people hitched their horses up at Munn Park to visit downtown. Learn how the […]

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Tourism Website Sees Huge Increase in Traffic, Sparked by July 4 Fireworks & Events

Posted on August 21st, 2014 by

Categories: General, Uncategorized

PCTSM’s tourism website, www.VisitCentralFlorida.org, saw a tremendous increase in traffic on July 3 and 4, by visitors to the site searching for information on July 4th celebrations and events. Traffic for the two days increased 235% over the average daily traffic in July. This record volume was the result of a great deal of work […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on August 18th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Dining, Event, Nature, Shopping, Sports, Uncategorized, Upcoming

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA AUGUST 18-26, 2014 Find a complete listing of August and September events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Lunch & Learn Lecture Series Date: Tuesday, August 19 Venue: Polk County History Center, Bartow – Rick Kilby will present, “Finding the Fountain of Youth: Discovering Florida’s Magical Waters.” – Learn about the legacy of Ponce de […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on August 4th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Dining, Event, Nature, Shopping, Sports, Uncategorized, Upcoming

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA AUGUST 4-12, 2014 Find a complete listing of August and September events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Book Club at Polk County History Center Date: Tuesday, August 5 Venue: Polk County History Center, Bartow – The book club at the Polk County History Center meets on the first and […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on July 28th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Dining, Event, Nature, Shopping, Sports, Uncategorized, Upcoming

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA JULY 28-August 5, 2014 Find a complete listing of July and August events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Extension Centennial Lunch and Learns Date: Wednesday, July 30 Venue: Polk County History Center, Bartow – UF/IFAS Extension Polk County will host its next open lunch-and-learn at the Bartow History Center and will discuss “Getting […]

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PCTSM Director Featured on Panel at the Florida Attractions Association Conference

Posted on July 15th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, General, Uncategorized

PCTSM Executive Director Mark Jackson was selected to participate as a session panelist during the 2014 Florida Attractions Association (FAA) Annual Conference held earlier this month in St. Augustine. In a panel moderated by Robert Skrob, Executive Director of the Florida Association of Destination Marketing Organizations (FADMO), Jackson joined industry peers for an engaging discussion […]

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