SOURCE: Amelia Island CVB

Amelia Island CVB

November 21, 2013 14:37 ET

Amelia Island Offers Meeting Planners "Flights for Sites"

AMELIA ISLAND, FL--(Marketwired - Nov 21, 2013) - The Amelia Island Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has introduced a "Flights for Sites" program offering creative incentives for meeting planners to visit the northeast Florida destination for a site inspection. Qualified planners participating in the program can receive airfare reimbursement up to $400.

"The island has a great reputation and track record for executing outstanding meetings and events, but we don't want airfare to be a barrier to new planners who want to make a site visit and see all that we have to offer," said Gil Langley, President and CEO of the Amelia Island CVB. "Once they're on island, planners can easily see why Amelia Island is a great option for their next meeting event."

To qualify for the "Flights for Sites" program, meeting planners must plan to contract a minimum of 150 cumulative guest room nights and at least $7,500 in food and beverage expenses. Meeting planners must mention the program in advance of confirming their site visit and a sales representative from the host property must also confirm planner qualification for the program in advance.

Amelia Island is home to 131,000 square feet of combined meeting and conference facilities and accommodates groups of any size and for any occasion. The small barrier island offers a variety of locations and meeting venues, including hotels in the historic downtown area of Fernandina Beach, luxury oceanfront resorts and more. The island's two largest resorts -- Omni Amelia Island Plantation and The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island -- both finished major renovation projects within the past two years, adding to the more than $150 million investment made by the island's other tourism partners over the past five years.

For information about meetings on Amelia Island, visit www.ameliaisland.com/meetings. For additional details on the "Flights for Sites" meeting planner incentives, contact the group sales representative at any Amelia Island lodging property.

About Amelia Island
Consistently ranked in the top 10 North American Islands by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler, Amelia Island offers long, beautiful beaches, abundant wildlife, and pristine waters. Upscale resorts with world-class spas, championship golf and exclusive dining blend effortlessly with a captivating collection of bed and breakfast inns and historic districts. The island is home to Fernandina Beach, a charming downtown district of eclectic shops, attractions and eateries. For visitor information and online planning, visit www.ameliaisland.com.

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