Gulf County wins Florida tourism award


For the third year in a row, Gulf County has been recognized for their efforts in promoting tourism throughout the area.

On Wednesday, Sept. 7, Visit Florida announced the recipients of their 2021 annual Flagler Awards and the Gulf County Tourist Development Council was awarded Silver in the Rural County Marketing category.  

Gulf County won the award for their “Wade in” COVID-19 Response and Recovery Campaign, which educated visitors on the current state and local guidelines and travel advisories, and encouraged safe and responsible travel to the county during the pandemic. The campaign focused on only traveling if individuals felt well, and encouraged safe outdoor activities.

Each year, the Flagler Awards honor many of the 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.

“These accolades are extremely important because they provide Gulf County recognition from industry leaders and help designate the county as a premier tourism destination,” said TDC Executive Director Kelli Godwin.

The addition of this award gives the county’s tourism department a total of four Flaglers since 2019, along with two Henry Awards, in 2019, and one Silver Flagler, in 2020.


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