The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce became a VISIT FLORIDA Certified Travel Information Center (CTIC) in December of 2016. This esteemed recognition is expected to bring heightened visitor experience within the local destination.
VISIT FLORIDA research indicates that visitors who stop at official Information Centers stay longer and invest more money into their Florida vacation based on the information and experience they receive at one of these facilities.
To become a CTIC, The TBBCoC had to meet requirements specified by VISIT FLORIDA, such as: be a VISIT FLORIDA Partner, open year-round at a minimum of five days per week, located in a convenient and accessible location for traveler ease and have access to parking and restroom facilities to accommodate travelers including those with disabilities.
“We are constantly striving to make our organization and Center a magnet for visitors to come to our area,” says President and CEO of the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce, Robin Sollie.
This certification comes after a full 3-month renovation; including brand-new flooring, facilities, interior design…and even a “Mobi,” an interactive kiosk that displays real-time attractions, accommodations and takes selfies.
For more information about the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce, contact Julianne Wilhelm, Membership & Marketing Coordinator at (727) 360-6957 or email Julianne@tampabaybeaches.com.
About the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce:
The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce is one of the largest chambers in the Tampa Bay area, serving beach communities from Sand Key in the north to Pass-A-Grille in the south.
Our Chamber serves two primary constituencies of members; tourism related businesses who use the Chamber to promote the area and their companies, and service related businesses who use the Chamber as a means of networking with the local business community to identify potential customers and business partners.
The Chamber is an independent, non-profit corporation governed by a Board of Directors elected annually from among our members. It was created in its current form in 1997, when three previously autonomous chambers joined forces to better conduct the business of the Chamber and promote the Tampa Bay Beaches area as a whole. The Chamber operates visitor centers, one of which also serves as the central office. These facilities are staffed by a combination of volunteers and professional staff to assist our members and area visitors.