Summer Save the Dates
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Written by Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau   
Thursday, July 11, 2019 12:20 PM

Your VCB staff has been hard at work putting together plans for the 2019-20 fiscal year. Here’s a roundup of important dates to add to your calendar. All of these events are free.


July 10: Understanding cultural differences in tourism
As part of the VCB’s 2019 Team Tourism Summer Lecture Series, Dr. Peter Tarlow, president of Tourism & More, will discuss how understanding who your guests are and where they are from can help with sensitivity and diversity issues.
3-5 p.m., Wednesday, July 10, Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa, 17260 Harbour Pointe Drive, Fort Myers. Click here to register and scroll down the newsletter to Save the Date for upcoming Team Tourism lectures.

July 18: Sales, Marketing & Communications Quarterly Meeting
Get an overview from the VCB team on recent accomplishments and a look ahead. Participate in a roundtable discussion to talk about trends, ideas and anything else you care to share.
8:30-10 a.m., Thursday, July 18, Embassy Suites Fort Myers Estero, 10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive, Estero. Click here to register.

July 19: E Awards nomination deadline
Is your staff providing outstanding customer service? Make sure they are nominated for the 2019 E Awards, aka 2019 Elaine McLaughlin Outstanding Hospitality Service Awards. Click here for nomination forms.
8-11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 29, The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village, 5951 Silver King Blvd., Cape Coral

Aug. 1: Lee County Cooperative Advertising Program rollout for 2019-20
This is a great opportunity for accommodation and attraction partners to learn about marketing opportunities that leverage great exposure at an exceptional value. This preview gives partners time to plan and budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year. Click here for more information.
Also, please join us in the afternoon for our Social Media Bootcamp. Click here for more information.
10:30 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Aug. 1, Lee County Administration East Building, 2201 Second St., Room 118, Fort Myers

Reminder: No TDC meeting in July
We look forward to seeing you at the Aug. 8 Tourist Development Council meeting.  

- Tamara Pigott, executive director