PALM COAST, Fla. – The Flagler County Tourist Development Council unveiled its new “Palm Coast & the Flagler Beaches” logo in a big way at the Palm Coast Seafood Festival November 3-4.  Utilizing 25 tons of sand, a company called Team Sandtastic used the logo as the centerpiece of a work of art at the festival.

 The Flagler County Tourist Development Council approved the new logo as part of its 2012-13 marketing plan which was approved in August.  Staff began to implement the plan October 1, designing the new logo for use in all advertising and promotional efforts, including online and print and collateral. The new URL for the destination will be  The former web site will continue to work during the transition.

 The decision for Flagler County to position its tourism product as “Palm Coast & the Flagler Beaches” came as a result of a three-year strategic planning process.  The communities included in Flagler County are Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, The Hammock, Beverly Beach, Bunnell and Marineland. All of the tourism assets of the county – 19 miles of uncrowded beaches, almost 100 miles of trails, oceanfront golf, as well as an abundance of arts, culture and history –  will continue to be promoted as before.

 For more information, contact Georgia Turner, Vice President of Tourism Development for the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce and Affiliates, 386-437-0106 or


On Tuesday, November 27, 2012, the Panama City Downtown Improvement Board (DIB) will be presented with a check on behalf of the BP Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotional Fund.  The press conference and check presentation will be held at the Edgewater Beach Resort at 10:30am on the oceanfront pool deck.  Patrick Juneau, a representative from the BP Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotional Fund, will present a check in the amount of $125,000.00 to Dutch Sanger, Executive Director for the Panama City Downtown Improvement Board (DIB).

The Panama City Downtown Improvement Board is one of only two Bay County organizations that will receive grant money from BP.  These funds will be used to promote Downtown Panama City.

 About the Panama City Downtown Improvement Board (DIB):

The Downtown Improvement Board is an Economic Development Organization whose mission is to improve the image of Downtown Panama City.  This mission includes bringing people downtown through the marketing of attractions, hosting downtown events, recruiting of businesses and promoting historic preservation.  The Downtown Improvement Board provides family-friendly events free to the public.  The events also get people downtown to spend their money at the locally owned shops and restaurants.  Events sponsored by the Downtown Improvement Board draw close to 400,000 people to the downtown area.

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