Annual Tourism Awards

Each May, in coordination with National Travel & Tourism Week, we present the Annual Torusim awards as part of our annual tourism celetration. Nominations for 2024 have closed as of April 19, 2024.

Much of the visitor experience in Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach is shaped by the employees our visitors encounter—or enjoy the work of every day. Sometimes it's those guest facing employees that present with a smiling face and that can-do attitude. Sometimes it's those behind the scenes people that are rarely seen but make everything happen and support the success of the entire team.

Those outstanding employees have helped Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach garner a 98% "satisfied/very satisfied" rating and a 93% "will definitely or probably return" rate from our visitors,* and we'd like to help recognize them for being such wonderful ambassadors for the destination. 

Check back in Q1 of 2025 for next year's nomination season.


2023 Tourism Celebration Group Photo


Nominations for the 2024 Annual Tourism Awards are now closed. 



*Downs & St. Germain, 2023 Economic Impact & Visitor Tracking Report