PUNTA GORDA/ENGLEWOOD BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 15, 2017) – The Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau has relocated to new office space located in Murdock Plaza at 1700 Tamiami Trail, Suite G2, Port Charlotte, Fla. The new office will continue to serve as work space for eight tourism staff and a visitor resource center. Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach visitor guides are currently available at the VCB’s office. The visitor information area will be open and ready to welcome visitors seeking things to see and do and where to stay in Charlotte County in mid-September. 

The VCB can still be contacted at its existing telephone number of (941) 743-1900.

New address:

Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau
Murdock Plaza
1700 Tamiami Trail, Suite G2
Port Charlotte, Fla. 33948
Tel: (941) 743-1900
Visitor Information: 1-800-652-6090
www.PureFlorida.com  

Each year, the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau conducts marketing, sales and promotional campaigns to increase awareness of and visitation to Charlotte County. In addition to generating economic contributions, the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau is also focused on developing soft adventure or eco-tourism, a low-impact industry enabling the county to preserve the invaluable natural resources that contribute to its ecological health, distinguish the area and draw visitors. Visit AdventureAndWildlife.com to view the destination’s new outdoor adventure series called Adventure and Wildlife Hosted by the Shark Brothers. 

During calendar year 2016, Charlotte County welcomed an estimated 406,700 visitors and tourism generated an estimated $362,227,100 in direct expenditures and made an estimated $552 million economic impact in Charlotte County.

ABOUT PUNTA GORDA / ENGLEWOOD BEACH
Located halfway between Tampa and Naples on the Southwest Florida Gulf Coast, Punta Gorda /Englewood Beach 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 was 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, Punta Gorda / Englewood Beach 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 TripAdvisor.com. 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 Punta Gorda / Englewood Beach visit PureFlorida.com or call 1-800-652-6090.

CONTACTS:
Jennifer Huber                                
Tourism Public Relations Manager                                  
Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau             
(941) 743-1900 or jennifer.huber@charlottecountyfl.gov 

Michelle Tomao, Senior Account Executive
Aqua Marketing & Communications
(727) 452-4899 or Michelle@welcometoaqua.com