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Media Releases 2016

The Communications Department at Discover The Palm Beaches is proud to provide information and assistance for media inquiries and research. To learn about what's new and happening here in The Palm Beaches, please access the following materials. If you don't find what you are looking for, please contact the DTPB's Communications department.

Tourism Website Lists Hotel Rooms Availability in The Palm Beaches

Discover The Palm Beaches (DTPB), the official tourism marketing corporation for Palm Beach County, is celebrating nine properties in The Palm Beaches that were named to the 29th annual Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2016. The Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry, and are commonly known as "the best of the best of travel." More than 300,000 dedicated readers - nearly twice as many as last year - cast votes, resulting in the best travel experiences in the world.     More | Download Now

New Discover Watersports Pass Invites Visitors to Explore The Palm Beaches' Waterways

Discover the waterways of The Palm Beaches through the newly-launched, bundle-and-save "Discover Watersports Pass" from Discover The Palm Beaches. Joining a robust program of options in a variety of categories, the new pass allows visitors to explore mangroves, estuaries, inlets, Lake Worth Lagoon and the Intracoastal Waterway by kayak, paddleboard, and a sunset cruise with exclusive savings from three attractions: Jupiter Outdoor Center, Visit Palm Beach and Kayak Lake Worth. Combo options start from only $38 for children and $50 for adults. More

New offers added to The Palm Beaches’ inaugural Spa & Wellness Month this October

Discover The Palm Beaches (DTPB), the official tourism marketing corporation for Palm Beach County, has added five new offers to its inaugural Spa & Wellness Month taking place in October 2016. More | Download Now

Half-Year Visitation and July Hotel Occupancy Reach All-Time High in The Palm Beaches

Discover The Palm Beaches (DTPB) announced The Palm Beaches experienced record-breaking half-year visitation and July hotel occupancy, according to STR. The destination had 3.9 million visitors for the first half of 2016 (January through June), which is a four percent increase over the same time period in 2015. Hotel occupancy for the month of July was also at an all-time high, with 71.9 percent occupancy. More | Download Now

Make the Most of Summer with an Escape to The Palm Beaches This Labor Day Weekend

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (August 12, 2016) - As Labor Day marks the unofficial end to summer, it also celebrates the seasonal savings still to be had in The Palm Beaches, which stretches 47 miles of pristine Atlantic Ocean beaches from Boca Raton to Jupiter and Tequesta in South Florida. Take advantage of holiday weekend deals throughout the destination, paired with free night stays, special hotel packages and reduced rates on activities and attractions available exclusively at The site's Discover Pass program offers bundle and save options to experience top attractions, savor local ales at popular craft breweries and tee off on The Palm Beaches' fairways for less. More | Download Now

Discover The Palm Beaches launches its inaugural Spa & Wellness Month this October

Celebrated for its award-winning spas and wellness offerings, The Palm Beaches of South Florida will host its inaugural Spa & Wellness Month in October 2016. Organized by Discover The Palm Beaches (DTPB), the official tourism marketing corporation for Palm Beach County, the month-long promotion will highlight the array of wellness-focused offerings available throughout America's First Resort Destination®. Designed to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul, these featured spa therapies and wellness experiences are only available at these exclusive, limited-time prices throughout the month of October. More | Download Now

Sinking of the Ana Cecilia: Florida's Newest Ecotourism Asset in The Palm Beaches

The Ana Cecilia cargo ship, once used in both an attempt to smuggle $10 million worth of cocaine on the Miami River and as the first ship to carry cargo from Miami to Cuba in 2012 after 50 years of embargo, now has a new destiny underwater in The Palm Beaches as an artificial reef. The ship was sunk on July 13, 2016, 1.25 miles off the Lake Worth Inlet in 85 feet of water (coordinates: 26 47.118/-80 00.960), where it is creating additional marine habitat as part of the the artificial reef system managed by the Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management (ERM). Plaques have been affixed to the ship, with sentiments honoring local community members Perry J. Cohen, Austin Stephanos, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Deputy Fernandez Jones, Jaden Jones and Willis Bell, who are missing or lost at sea. More

Tee Off and Save in Florida's Golf Capital with New Discover Golf Pass

Perfect your swing and save on tee times in Florida's Golf Capital®. Discover The Palm Beaches (DTPB), the official tourism marketing corporation for Palm Beach County, has launched the Discover Golf Pass, the newest addition to its year-round Discover Pass savings program. Featuring two exclusive passport options - Palm Beach Central Golf Passport and Palm Beaches South Golf Passport - the Discover Golf Pass provides access to two golf courses and three rounds of play (a round at each course plus a bonus round), and driving range balls for $88 per person. This equates to nearly a 20-percent savings and is available for purchase only at More | Download Now

Discover The Palm Beaches Staff, Local Tourism Professionals Appointed to VISIT FLORIDA Committees

Discover The Palm Beaches (DTPB), the official tourism marketing corporation for Palm Beach County, today announced three staff members have been appointed to VISIT FLORIDA industry committees. VISIT FLORIDA is the state's official tourism marketing corporation, and each specialized committee works closely with specific VISIT FLORIDA departments to provide recommendations and industry knowledge to the organization. More | Download Now

Tourism in The Palm Beaches Breaks Another Record

Discover The Palm Beaches (DTPB), the official tourism marketing corporation for Palm Beach County, today announced that The Palm Beaches welcomed the highest number of visitors ever during the first quarter of the year, with a record-breaking 2.15 million tourists who came to the area. This is an increase of 74,000 more than the same time period last year, and it exceeds the previous high of 2.08 million in the first quarter of 2015. A record-breaking number of room nights were also sold within the first quarter: 1.25 million, compared to 1.24 million last year. This comes on the heels of Florida Governor Rick Scott's announcement that Florida welcomed the highest number of visitors during the first quarter of the year More | Download Now

Pause, Play and Rediscover Summer Together in The Palm Beaches

This summer, Discover The Palm Beaches (DTPB) invites travelers to press pause, turn down stress levels and rediscover what's most important during a tropical summer getaway to The Palm Beaches of South Florida. As if escaping to 47-miles of pristine beaches lined with gently swaying coconut palm trees wasn't enough, makes it even more irresistible by offering exclusive free-night hotel deals available throughout America's First Resort Destination®, bundle-and-save packages at four premier family-attractions through its Discover Family Pass, a complete listing of festivals and events perfect for making those unforgettable memories, and a new option to sample the local flavors while keeping cool in the Florida sun: the Discover Brew Pass. More

Discover The Palm Beaches’ Craft Beer Scene with New Discover Brew Pass

Sip, savor and save at craft breweries throughout The Palm Beaches this summer with Discover The Palm Beaches' new Discover Brew Pass. Sample a glass or pint of beer at five of the destination's nationally-known and up-and-coming breweries - Accomplice Brewery & Ciderworks, Barrel of Monks, Due South Brewing Co., Tequesta Brewing Company and Twisted Trunk Brewing - from $15 per person. The pass is only available for purchase at and must be used within 14 days of its first use. More | Download Now

Travel Rally Day Celebration and Beach Cleanup Spotlight Top Industry in The Palm Beaches

Discover The Palm Beaches (DTPB), the official tourism marketing corporation for Palm Beach County, today hosted the travel and tourism community during the sixth annual Travel Rally Day in support of travel-friendly policies. The event, and its first-ever beach cleanup, highlighted the positive economic impact of tourism in The Palm Beaches. More than 100 tourism industry representatives joined in the rally to celebrate the impact of travel on jobs in the local community. More | Download Now

Staycation in The Palm Beaches Now Through Summer 2016

Discover The Palm Beaches (DTPB), the official tourism marketing corporation for Palm Beach County, is reminding Florida residents about the destination's diverse collection of hotels, which are offering new and exciting promotional packages for residents to enjoy this summer. Located just two hours south of Orlando and one hour north of Miami, now is the time to plan a perfectly-tailored staycation in The Palm Beaches. More | Download Now

Discover The Palm Beaches Partners With World-Renowned Professional Golfers

World-renowned golf legends, Masters champions and Olympic contenders are all ‘fore' The Palm Beaches of South Florida in a newly-launched brand ambassador program for Discover The Palm Beaches (DTPB), the official tourism marketing corporation for Palm Beach County. Through a series of video interviews with several elite resident golfers, including Ernie Els, Rickie Fowler, Rory McIlroy, Jack Nicklaus, Camilo Villegas, Tiger Woods and more, each individual's personal message echoes the destination's unique abundance of attributes that make Florida's Golf Capital® a hole-in-one destination for visitors and locals alike. More | Download Now

Vacation Escapes for Adults In The Palm Beaches

You've heard about the family-friendly offerings, but it's time to venture off and discover the grown-up options in The Palm Beaches. Explore the artistic avenues of its epicurean landscape, the emerging craft brew scene, and the growing nightlife and entertainment options. When it comes to bars, nightlife, and entertainment, The Palm Beaches have all the essentials to keep you, your friends and significant other entertained. From the quirkiest of bars to the liveliest of clubs, there is a diverse array of adult-friendly options waiting to be explored. Gather your friends and enjoy live music, dancing, culinary treasures, cocktails and craft brews. But the exploring doesn't stop there; The Palm Beaches also offer 47 miles of pristine beaches, more than 200 cultural attractions, 160 golf courses and unique history as America's First Resort Destination. Below is a listing of the top bars, restaurants and adult attractions you can experience the next time you find your bliss in The Palm Beaches. More | Download Now

Discover The Palm Beaches Welcomes New Directors of Sales in Southeast and Midwest

Discover The Palm Beaches (DTPB), the official tourism marketing corporation for Palm Beach County, today announced two new hires to the Sales team: Peter Cronin as its new Director of Sales, Southeast, and Peggy Murray Hagaman as its new Director of Sales, Midwest. In their roles, they will work within the 12-person sales department and develop business strategies to systematically solicit and secure meetings, conventions, trade shows and events to increase tourism to Palm Beach County. Cronin will have a specific focus in the Southeast region, and Hagaman in the Midwest region of the United States. Cronin is based in Atlanta, and Hagaman in Chicago.  More | Download Now

International Gay Polo Week Presented by Discover The Palm Beaches and PBC Sports Commission Returns

Discover The Palm Beaches, in partnership with Palm Beach County Sports Commission, is proud to present Gay Polo League's (GPL) Seventh Annual International Gay Polo Week taking place March 31 through April 3, 2016 at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Fla. The event will feature elaborate tailgate competitions, exclusive VIP parties, polo tournament matches, an after-ceremony party and concluding Sunday Brunch. More | Download Now

Discover The Palm Beaches Appoints New Creative and Media Buying Agency of Record

Discover The Palm Beaches (DTPB), the official tourism marketing organization for Palm Beach County, Florida, has appointed two new agencies of record: &Barr for creative and media buying services, and Miles for website design and development. Both begin their contracted partnership today - Tuesday, March 1, 2016. More | Download Now

Discover The Palm Beaches Invites You to Bring the Whole Family

This summer, escape to a place that has been treasured for generations; a place where you can feel welcome amidst luxury, while being surrounded by family-friendly affordability. Enjoy the natural wonder of 47 miles of beaches, the charm and history of America's First Resort Destination®, and discover culinary treasures as you create memories with the ones you love. More | Download Now

Discover The Palm Beaches Reports Record-Breaking Visitation for 2015

Discover The Palm Beaches (DTPB), the official tourism marketing corporation for Palm Beach County, has released the year-end hotel performance dashboard for 2015. The data shows a record-breaking 6.9 million visitors came to The Palm Beaches from January to December, which was a 10% visitation increase over 2014. More

What's New in The Palm Beaches for 2016

The Palm Beaches are the best way to experience Florida, and travelers to the destination have a variety of new hotels in which to stay, outdoor and underwater activities to explore, innovative restaurants to sample, and refreshed, world-class spas for a much needed ahh. Spanning 47 miles of pristine Atlantic Ocean beaches from Boca Raton to Jupiter, 145 miles of tropical waterways, and insurmountable attractions across 2,000 square miles, America's First Resort Destination® is a collection of 38 diverse cities and towns that provide the ultimate wanderlust's experiential expedition. More | Download Now

Let The Palm Beaches Romance You This Valentine's Day

Whether you're looking to share a special meal or an exciting adventure, surround yourself in love this Valentine's Day with a visit to The Palm Beaches. Enjoy the vast range of romantic offerings that are bound to keep you and your special someone on cloud nine. If you're seeking a romantic getaway or the perfect place to pop the question, there are endless options waiting to be explored available only in The Palm Beaches. More | Download Now

Seventeen Hotels in The Palm Beaches Receive AAA Diamond Ratings

Seventeen hotels within The Palm Beaches have met the criteria for Five Diamond and Four Diamond Ratings from AAA for 2016. The coveted ratings are the highest honors from the travel group, which represents an exclusive designation in the hospitality industry. More | Download Now

The 2016 PGA Tour Tees Off in Florida's Golf Capital With Two Stops in February 2016

Aptly recognized as Florida's Golf Capital®, The Palm Beaches score a hole-in-one as a world-renowned golf destination. This February, many of the top professionals and golf enthusiasts will flock to The Palm Beaches as players from the Professional Golf Association of America (PGA) TOUR tee off at two highly-anticipated tournaments - Allianz Championship and The Honda Classic - held annually within the destination. More | Download Now


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Stay 2 Nights, Get 3rd Free at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

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