Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau
Media Release
April 21, 2020

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (April 21, 2020) – As part of the Amelia Island Tourism Gives initiative, the Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) has launched AmeliaIslandMarket.com.  An online, one-stop-shop marketplace, AmeliaIslandMarket.com allows locals, past guests and current fans who #LoveAmelia to purchase their favorite island-themed merchandise and gift cards from local businesses, which are currently closed due to the current COVID-19 situation.  From clothing, accessories and keepsake souvenirs to paintings, books and experiential activities, the online store features a variety of items and gift card options to be enjoyed immediately, or during a future visit.

Features more than 100 products and gift cards at one-stop-shop

“It’s another way of supporting our local tourism community, which has been significantly impacted,” stated Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau President & CEO Gil Langley.  “The local business owners are the backbone to our community.  These are not only our colleagues, but also our friends and neighbors; we will do everything we can to support them during these challenging times.”

With more than 100 products and gift cards represented online right now, the offerings will continue to grow on a daily basis as new vendors participate.  All proceeds go directly to the business for which the item was purchased.  There’s no cost for the business to participate in the program.

Launched this month by Amelia Island CVB, the Amelia Island Tourism Gives initiative was designed to provide support for the destination’s vital hospitality industry which has been devastated by the ongoing pandemic. The initiative grew from efforts to provide the most meaningful assistance possible to local employees and businesses directly impacted by the dramatic drop in travel. The initial action included a $100,000 donation from the Amelia Island CVB ($50,000) and the Nassau County Board of County Commissions ($50,000), which was matched dollar-for-dollar for a $200,000 cash infusion, to the Barnabas Center of Nassau County – a highly regarded, non-profit, multi-service agency providing food, housing and utility assistance, and medical care to those in crisis.  Amelia Island Tourism Cares will continue adding programs and services to support local tourism workers and businesses as needed.

For a complete selection of items on Amelia Island Market, visit AmeliaIslandMarket.com.  To be included as a vendor, please contact mwelling@ameliaisland.com.

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About the Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau (AICVB) was created by the Nassau County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) in 2008 to serve as the catalyst for tourism development on Amelia Island. A 501(c)6 corporation, the AICVB serves as the management company for the Amelia Island Tourist Development Council (AITDC) and is responsible for implementing AITDC programs. Among the duties of the AICVB are the operation of the official Amelia Island Welcome Center in historic Fernandina Beach, the development and execution of the annual marketing plan, and the management of the advertising, interactive, and public relations programs. Current AICVB board members include community leaders Jack Healan (chair), David Caples, George Stewart, Tony Quattrochi, Bruce Jasinsky and Nick Deonas.

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