Amelia Island CVB Brings Home Six Flagler Awards from Florida Governor’s Conference on Tourism

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AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (September 13, 2018) – The Amelia Island Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) won six awards for outstanding tourism marketing at VISIT FLORIDA’s annual Florida Governor’s Conference on Tourism. The CVB took top honors in the Direct Marketing, Print Advertising, and Special Event categories, accepting coveted Henry Award trophies during the conference’s opening night Flagler Awards ceremony, Wednesday, Sept. 12, at The Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. The CVB also won three Silver Awards for their marketing efforts in the Internet Advertising, Mobile Marketing, and Niche Marketing categories.

Gil Langley

“Florida is an exceptionally competitive tourism marketplace and we’re proud to be consistently recognized among the industry’s best marketing machines,” said Gil Langley, president and CEO of the Amelia Island CVB. “These awards represent the hard work, creativity and commitment of Amelia’s talented marketing team and the island’s fully-engaged industry partners.”

The CVB won Henry Awards for its “Amelia Island Marketing Automation” campaign (Direct Marketing), “Ever So Slightly Special” campaign (Print Advertising), and its signature Pétanque Amelia Island Open (Special Event). The CVB also brought home Silver Awards for its “Ever So Slightly Digital Advertising” campaign (Internet Advertising), “Interactive Video Overview” (Mobile Marketing), and for the Amelia Island Wellness Festival (Niche Marketing). This is the sixth consecutive year the CVB has won at least one Henry Award.

As the state’s annual tourism marketing competition, the Flagler Awards recognize Florida’s travel businesses and organizations that demonstrate outstanding tourism marketing efforts. Each year, the Flagler Awards honor many of the countless individuals and organizations that help position Florida as a premier travel destination and pay tribute to the determined efforts of those who help ensure the continued success of the state’s most important industry.

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