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OCALA, FLORIDA – (MAY 1, 2014) – National Tourism Week makes a stay in Ocala/Marion County this year May 3rd through May 11th with awareness focused on local residents, who are being challenged to explore the county.
County residents will get the chance to visit and ‘check in’ at more than 20 popular tourism locations and attractions in Ocala/Marion County and in doing so can earn a special edition T-shirt.
The 20 locations and attractions include these Ocala/ Marion County landmarks:
To earn your T-shirt, simply visit any three locations on the list, snap a photo of yourself at each of the the venues you selected, then post the photos on the Ocala/Marion County Visitors Convention Bureau’s Facebook page. Submissions must include the promotion hashtag #tourismmatters. The T-shirt promotion runs only during National Tourism Week, May 3rd through May 11th. At the end of the promotion, participants that submitted three qualifying photos will be contacted to make arrangements to receive their T-shirt.
Did you know that Ocala/Marion County hosts more than 1.3 million guests annually producing more than $300 million in positive economic impact in the county and creating more than 10,000 jobs?
National Tourism Week is a United States tradition first celebrated in 1984, and established by a Congressional joint resolution. The purpose of National Tourism Week is to educate local residents of the importance of tourism to the successes end economy of their area.
The Ocala/Marion County Visitors and Convention Bureau is the official branding, sales, and marketing organization for Marion County responsible for generating brand awareness, increasing travel to the area and booking sporting events, conventions and meetings. For more information, contact us here.