St. Pete & Clearwater's finest on show for UK agents

Agents from Flight Centre, Barrhead Travel and TUI were joined by reps from Ocean Florida, USAirtours and Visit St. Pete-Clearwater on a five-day fam to the dual-centre destination on Florida's Gulf Coast.

Senior PR & marketing executive Pete Gregory, who hosted the group, said, "It was an honour to recently host a travel trade fam with Visit St. Pete-Clearwater, where you can find America’s best beaches, a world-renowned arts scene and far more.

"Working alongside our friends in the travel trade on trips like this brings true value to the destination."

Accommodation at Postcard Inn on the Beach, St. Pete and the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach showcased two popular accommodation options in the dual-centre destination, with the group also attending Florida's biggest Pride in St. Pete on June 22nd, 2024.Agents and Pete Gregory during the St. Pete Pride Parade.

Rachel Brown, an assistant retail manager at TUI's Selby branch, described the trip as "so immersive, getting to take in so many sights & attractions of St Pete & Clearwater," continuing, "The highlight was definitely walking in Florida’s biggest pride. I am looking forward to creating unforgettable trips to this amazing part of America for my customers."

Graham Cockroft, Ocean Florida's USA travel specialist, said the trip shone a light on "some great hotels and some of the amazing experiences that St Pete and Clearwater offer.

"The wildlife in the area is amazing - seeing dolphins while walking along the beach is incredible!"

"Not only can we show off how magical the area is but strengthen our working relationships with agents based here in the UK and drive bookings. We look forward to continuing vital work like this with the team here in the UK and at Visit St. Pete-Clearwater," Pete concluded.