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2020 Tourism Luncheon

"The Total Visitor Experience"

We invite you to join us as we celebrate tourism week at our Annual Tourism Luncheon and Awards. This year we will be inducting a new member into the Tourism Hall of Fame, and we will be expanding the awards to celebrate those who go above and beyond to deliver a memorable experience in Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach. A plated lunch will be served.

Date & Time:

Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center
75 Taylor Street
Punta Gorda, FL 33950

$30 per person or $200 per table (8 seats)

Keynote Speaker:
Mickey Schaefer headshotMickey Schaefer, CAE, CTA - "The Total Visitor Experience"
CEO & Founder
The EXPERIENCE Institute®

As a prominent industry leader, Mickey Schaefer has given back to the industry in many ways.
-- In 2015, she was named for the fifth time among the 25 Most Influential in the Meetings Industry by Meeting News and Successful Meetings magazines.
-- In 2013, she was named among the 2013 Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales & Marketing by HSMA.
-- In 2013, she was named by Smart Meetings magazine as one of the Top Six Industry Leaders in the industry.
-- In 2006, she received the highest honor in the industry by being inducted into the Convention Industry Council’s prestigious CIC Hall of Leaders for her work in standardizing the industry.

Known for executing big picture thinking, in 2006 Mickey founded the Certified Tourism Ambassador™ (CTA) program, an industry-recognized certification that's certified over 50,000 front-line workers in 16 states and Bermuda.

In 2012, she launched The EXPERIENCE Institute® (TEI) which conducts industry research and provides a consumer-based standards framework to align destinations to deliver and measure the Total Visitor Experience through the Experience Dedicated® Destination (EDD) program – leading to TEI being named as a new Partner of the Destinations International Foundation.

Her passion is simple: Align people with strategy to deliver memorable experiences.




About the Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast

Florida's premier year-round eco-tourism destination, Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, The Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast, is known for its pristine, unspoiled beauty. The area has hosted seven major feature films, been featured on SAIL magazine's list of the "10 Greatest Places to Sail in the United States," ranked by Golf Digest as the "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." For information about area events, activities and attractions, contact the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor and Convention Bureau, 1700 Tamiami Trail, Suite G-2, Port Charlotte, FL; 941-743-1900, or call toll free at 1-800-652-6090 for a free Visitor's Guide; or visit the Web site at