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Pensacola makes list of Top 10 Military reunions

Pensacola has been named as one of the Top 10 places in Convention South magazine for Military reunions.  This is one of many recent accolades the area has received. Tripadvisor named Pensacola Beach as one of the best beach destinations. Website, Wall St. Cheat Street named Pensacola Beach, #1 for Ultimate Beach Day.

We've all known for a long time-the we have one great beach, but it appears that little secret is starting to spread. Folks are traveling from all around the world, to vacation where we live.

In the past 18 months, Visit Pensacola, who is responsible for the marketing of tourism, has seen a lot of changes.  They split from the chamber and got a new president.. President Steve Hayes said they also stopped outsourcing advertising with an out of town agency. Now they are working through "Showcase Pensacola". They've brought together 7 local ad agencies , so that means more minds at the table with a whole lot more connections.

Hayes said, "In more of traditional role, you would have one ad agency. After discussing at the end of last year, we started thinking how can we all work together. Now you have best team members in various groups."

The group meets weekly. Campaigns are going on all throughout the country. This weekend in Nashville, they set up an "Explore Pensacola Bay" exhibit  at the airport. They gave out samples of the tasty Bushwhacker and showed just how much fun the area is.

The goal is for the vacation to exceed their expectations, so the visitors come back-and next time with a few friends.