CHARLOTTE HARBOR & THE GULF ISLANDS (Dec. 01, 2015) – The Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau, the tourism entity for Charlotte County, Fla., has awarded a contract to Navigant Marketing | KSR to manage social media initiatives effective in November 2015. The agency is tasked with developing a strategic social media marketing campaign to assist the Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau meet marketing goals to generate national awareness for the destination. 

Navigant Marketing | KSR is a boutique marketing communications agency based in Miami, offering a full range of branding and social media services to clients in the travel, franchising and hospitality industry. In business since 1997, Navigant partners with some of the most renowned brands in the world, including global hotel companies, real estate companies, banks, cruise lines, car rental companies, food distribution companies and healthcare systems. For more information, visit: 

About Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands 
Located halfway between Tampa and Naples on the Southwest Florida Gulf Coast, Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands is a charming collection of nine coastal communities surrounding the state’s second largest harbor. Florida’s premier year-round eco-tourism destination, the area offers a pristine unspoiled beauty.  In 2014 Port Charlotte has been named the top U.S. Best Value Destination by trivago, the world’s largest online hotel search site, and the Charlotte Sports Park, spring training home of the Tampa Bay Rays, was voted “Best Spring Training Facility” by readers of USA TODAY. A haven for outdoor enthusiasts, Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands has been named one of SAIL magazine’s “10 Greatest Places to Sail in the United States,” ranked by Golf Digest as “Third Best Place to Live and Play Golf in America,” and rated by MONEY magazine as one of the “Best Places to Live in the South.” Englewood was named second of the Top Ten emerging travel destinations in the U.S. by  The area is served by five airports: The Punta Gorda Airport (PDG) with private and charter air service, Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ), Southwest Florida International Airport, Ft. Myers, (RSW), St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) and Tampa International Airport (TPA).

For more information on visiting Charlotte Harbor visit or call 1-800-652-6090.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Huber, Tourism Public Relations Manager                                                        
Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau                        
(941) 743-1900