TDC: Bay County Tourism Numbers Up in March and April

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - Tourism officials said Thursday that the new American Airlines will be another positive part of Bay County's number one industry. 

And, they point out that the area saw great growth in March and April,

Visit Panama City Beach and the Bay County Tourist Development Council said revenue was up 15 percent in Spring. 

Officials credit the sold-out Sea Breeze Jazz Festival, the new rock music festival, Sand Jam, and a new digital marketing campaign.  

"Anytime we can provide an event or provide different things for our visitors to experience in the destination that's really going to drive those numbers up so we are really pleased to see those numbers where they are and we are looking forward to a successful May as well," said CatieFeeney, TDC public relations manager. 

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