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Exciting News from VPS and Allegiant

Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2017

We all love it when traveling gets a little easier. Sometimes we get stuck in the same place, same routine, because we can’t seem to save up the funds to take the vacation we want. Well, dream no more. Allegiant Air and VPS airport (Fort Walton Beach, FL) released a major announcement this week and it looks like there is something for everyone who wants to get out of  Destin or visit the Emerald Coast.  Unveiling the largest single expansion into Florida in Allegiant’s history, it was...
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Emerald Coast Makes Lonely Planet’s Top 10 U.S. Destinations

Posted on Friday, January 6, 2017

Lonely Planet is the largest travel guide book publisher in the world. Their experts travel the world to tell us what we might be missing. Each year, they also travel the United States in search of underrated or off-the-radar spots that need more recognition. For the 2017 Best in the U.S . destinations you need to see, our favorite beaches made the list. Among beautiful places like California’s Low Desert and the Adirondacks in New York, our beloved Emerald Coast sneaks in at number 10. The top...
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Fodor’s Names the Florida Panhandle on 2015 Go List

Posted on Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Fodor’s released their top 25 can’t-miss travel spots and the Florida Panhandle is #5! This coveted list also includes Norway, Barbados, Singapore, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Fodor’s says the soft quartz beaches are more beautiful than what is found on most Caribbean islands and undoubtedly among the best in the United States.   Across the Emerald Coast, the beaches are the biggest attraction but there is much more to enjoy. Championship golf courses, premium shopping malls, fishing, and...
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Vision Airlines Announces Low-Fare Flight Service to Northwest Florida

Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Vision Airlines announces today the expansion of it’s low-fare air service from 17 new markets to the Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS) beginning Mar. 25 and April 1, 2011, with rates starting at $79/one way. To celebrate the largest expansion of a commercial airline in more than a decade, travelers may book flights from Northwest Florida to any of the new markets for a low $49/one way introductory fare, when booked between Jan. 18 – 23, 2011. Vision Airlines will operate flights seven...
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Frommers Names Florida Gulf Coast a Top Ten World Destination for 2010

Posted on Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast and its quaint beach towns are no longer best kept secrets – they are international hot spots thanks to a recently-published top ten destination list by Frommer’s Travel Guide. Frommer’s named the beaches of the Florida Panhandle as one of its top ten destinations for 2010. The Gulf Coast , along with Hawaii’s big island, represented the only two North American destinations to make the list. Other locations included Melbourne in Australia, Vietnam’s capital Hanoi...
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Bay County Airport & Industrial District Completes $312 Million Package for Airport Construction

Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Panama City – Bay County International Airport and Industrial District (Airport Authority) announced that documents were finalized today that complete the Airport Authority’s $312 million financial package for the new airport in western Bay County. With the financing complete, the airport now holds all permits, approvals and funding to start construction, which would have begun this week but for the temporary stay recently issued by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit...
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Voted Best Destination in the Southeast

Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Welcome to the most celebrated town in Northwest Florida. Welcome to Destin! Located along the panhandle of Florida, Destin is quickly becoming one of the top vacation locations in the world. Once you have walked through our powder-white sand, taken a swim in our emerald-colored waters, and experienced our breath-taking sunsets you will fall in love. It’s to no surprise that the readers of Southern Living voted Destin the best destination in the southeast....
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Federal, State & Local Leaders Voice Strong Support for Airport Relocation

Posted on Monday, August 20, 2007

The Panama City – Bay County International Airport and Industrial District (Airport Authority) announced today that it had received expressions of strong support for its airport relocation project from federal, state and local officials. The new airport will be located in western Bay County north of County Road 388 and east of State Road 79 on land being donated by The St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE). Earlier the Airport Authority announced the project was entering the construction phase after the...
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Bay County International Airport Receives Final Approval

Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2007

The Panama City - Bay County International Airport and Industrial District (Airport Authority) announced today that its airport relocation project is entering the construction phase now that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued the final necessary federal permit, completing the permitting process. The new airport will be located in western Bay County north of County Road 388 and east of State Road 79 on land being donated by The St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE). "With the permitting process...
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Destin Gets Voted Best Destination

Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2007

While we know that Destin is a fantastic vacation destination and home-town, it seems everyone else is catching on too! The June issue of the Birmingham Parent magazine awarded Destin the winner of the favorite "Out of State Destination" category, beating out Walt Disney World, which was voted runner-up. We are very excited to be the recipients of this designation. Destin has so much to offer -- world-renowned golf courses that keep even the pros coming back, award winning restaurants with fabulous...
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