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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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Sponsorship Applications for Arts, Culture and Heritage Funding Now Being Accepted

Posted on July 14th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Uncategorized

A supplemental application process for fiscal year 2014-2015 arts, cultural and heritage event sponsorships is now open (covering events taking place October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015). In addition to the original sponsorship application period, which was held in January, the Tourist Development Council (TDC) has opened up a supplemental application period for new […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on July 7th, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA JULY 7-15, 2014 Find a complete listing of July and August events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Book Club at Polk County History Center Date: Tuesday, July 8 Venue:  Polk County History Center, Bartow – Join the Polk County History Center on the first and second Tuesday monthly for […]

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Iconic Chalet Suzanne To Close August 4

Posted on July 3rd, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Dining, General, Uncategorized

August 4 will be a sad day for tourism in Polk County, with the announcement that an iconic property like Chalet Suzanne will close its doors. With a long and storied history, Chalet Suzanne has been part of Polk County’s tourism fabric for more than 80 years, being owned and operated by four generations of […]

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Westgate River Ranch Offers All-Inclusive Glamping Experience Sweepstakes

Posted on July 3rd, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Uncategorized, Upcoming

Florida guest ranch blends Florida cowboy history with upscale camping accommodations for unique vacation experience The first resort to introduce the concept of glamping (glamorous camping) to Florida, Westgate River Ranch is now offering a sweepstakes for an all-inclusive glamping vacation. Sweepstakes winners will satisfy a craving for the outdoors in the comfort of a […]

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Soaking Up the Local Culture

Posted on June 30th, 2014 by

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

THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL FLORIDA JUNE 30- JULY 8, 2014 Find a complete listing of June and July events taking place in Polk County at VisitCentralFlorida.org. Red, White & Kaboom Date: Thursday, July 3 Venue:  Lake Mirror, Lakeland – Celebrate the fourth of July downtown at Lakeland’s annual “Red, White &  Kaboom” event where you’ll find live music from D.A. Smith & […]

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Photography of the Gulf Coast at PMoA

Posted on June 18th, 2014 by

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Polk Museum of Art proudly welcomes an exhibition of black-and-white photography by nationally recognized photographer and author Richard Sexton. The exhibition, “Terra Incognita: Photographs of America’s Third Coast,” is on loan from the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, La. The photographs will be on view from June 21 through September 13. Latin […]

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Explore the Outdoors This June at Polk’s Nature Discovery Center

Posted on June 5th, 2014 by

Categories: Event, Nature, Uncategorized, Upcoming

Polk’s Nature Discovery Center at Circle B Bar Reserve offers a variety of nature based activities for all ages. The month of June is all about how to explore the outdoors. You do not want to miss out on any of the fun family friendly activities that we have planned for you. Sign up for a tram tour, a […]

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Polk County Soars with Media Coverage in Major Brazilian Airline Magazine

Posted on June 4th, 2014 by

Categories: General, Uncategorized

As a direct result of PCTSM’s March Press Tour for travel writers from Latin America, Polk County is prominently featured in the May 2014 issue of GOL Magazine, with an eight page travel article. GOL is the Brazilian airline with the largest number of flights per day. GOL’s inflight magazine is read by approximately 3 […]

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Polk County Partners with Publix to Distribute 2014 County Public Shelters Map

Posted on June 3rd, 2014 by

Categories: General, Uncategorized

In preparation for hurricane season, which began on June 1, Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing and Polk County Emergency Management have again partnered with Publix Super Markets to produce and distribute the “Polk County Public Shelters” map for 2014. This annual map is designed to assist both resident and tourist evacuees in finding shelter […]

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