A Message from the Tybee Island Tourism Council

April 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Tourism

By Vicky Buck & Lindsay Fruchtl

The month of April not only puts us in full springtime mode as local businesses and residents prepare for the busy summer season, but it’s also a big month for events here on Tybee. One of the island’s mottos is, “There’s Always Something Happening on Tybee Island!” …and it’s definitely true!  Having so many events year round gives our visitors something to look forward to and enjoy while they’re here on Tybee.

It also gives us the opportunity to entice these visitors to come back to Tybee for other events throughout the year. If you haven’t picked up one of our 2010 Tybee Island Calendar of Events cards please come by the visitor’s center and get a few. It’s a nice quick glance at this year’s events and will help you to educate our visitors about happenings during 2010 so they can plan their next vacation to Tybee.

This month there really is an event to meet everyone’s interests and tastes. We kicked off the month with the Tybee Beach Run on April 3rd sponsored in part by Fleet Feet of Savannah and Mercer University. All proceeds will go to off-set costs associated with a July Medical Mission to Honduras to help Hospital Bautista that members of the Savannah area Christian Medical Association are planning.

The following weekend brings the much anticipated 1st 37th Annual Tybee Island Seafood Festival and Carnival featuring a seafood review on Saturday April 10th. The Friends of the Tybee Post Theater host the 2010 Tybee Island Wine Festival on April 17th at the Lighthouse Grounds and the Tybee Island Marine Science center kicks off the Coastal Georgia sea turtle nesting season with the 6th Annual Turtle Trot. Whether you’re an athlete, foodie or wine connoisseurs April on Tybee is the place to be!

March brought Vicky to Nashville, TN for the Southeast Tourism Society’s spring meeting where a lot of great information was exchanged.  There were a lot of great seminars from print and web advertising to sustainable tourism and eco-tourism.  Going “Green” is still high on everyone’s list and “voluntourism” has become very popular.  Visitors have found voluntourism very rewarding being able to help with a certain community project while on vacation.

March also featured the “Community Showcase at Hunter Army Airfield” where the Tybee Island Tourism Council had a booth and visited with hundreds of soldiers and their families to showcase the beach, restaurants, shops, and attractions.  The tourism council was also represented by George Anne Inglis of our Tybee Island Visitor’s Center at Savannah Days at the I-95 Welcome Center which was March the 12th.  It was a great opportunity to tell folks about our upcoming events and also our Irish Heritage Parade which was the following day.

We are continuing our work on the 2010-2011 Tybee Island Vacation Planner and are excited about the progress being made. It is not too late to get your business into the vacation planner, but do remember that you must be a member in good standing with the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce. Should you need the appropriate forms and listing information please contact us as soon as possible.

Make it a great Tybee day!

Vicky Buck | Sales and Operations Coordinator

Lindsay Fruchtl | Marketing Coordinator

Office: 912-786-5444

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