Thursday, September 17, 2009

This week: Extended remote from Hutchinson Island Resort

Talkin' Tourism on Florida's Treasure Coast is back on the road again and this week's show will air live from the Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort and Marina.

Why the Hutchinson Island Marriott? Well, the property is hosting the Martin County Business Development Board’s Annual Industry Appreciation Awards and show host Gary Guertin and co-host Robin Hicks-Connors plan to showcase the resort property, as well as the guests who will be attending the luncheon awards ceremony.

The 'extended' in this week's title has a bigger meaning. Talkin' Tourism (at least this week's show) is too big for just one station! The first hour of the show with air on WPSL 1590 AM as usual, and an additional thirty minutes will air on WSTU 1450 AM. So, this week's live remote is a total of one hour and thirty minutes, as long as you move your radio dial.

Sharon Laing, sales manager at the Hutchinson Island Marriott, will showcase all that Martin County’s premier waterfront resort and marina has to offer both locals and out of town visitors. What else is in store? How about the results of the first meeting of the Martin County Tourism Summit. You'll learn what tourism stakeholders have identified as Martin County’s top five strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

The show would not be complete with a Bahamas update, Robin’s Top Picks and This Week in Martin County History.

Now, even BIGGER news! Talkin' Tourism is thrilled to welcome the Martin County Hotel/Motel Association to the show. Beginning this week, a special 'getaway package,' which will be provided by one of the members of the Martin County Hotel/Motel Association, will be awarded on every show!

How do you win? It’s easy! At the end of every show, host Gary or co-host Robin will ask a question. The answer will have been given during the show. For example, during the show, Robin shares several events that happen during her This Week In Martin County History. At the end of the show she might ask the question, “This week in Martin County history, in what year did the Jensen Beach Causeway open?" If you know the answer, or want to guess, simply email your answer to The first correct answer received via e-mail will win that week's 'getaway package.'

This week's package is compliments of Courtyard by Marriott-Stuart. The winner will receive a three-day/two-night stay, including breakfast and dinner, with cocktails, for two.

Tune in tomorrow for some great conversation and the chance to win a fabulous local getaway! From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the show will broadcast on WPSL 1590 AM (or; from 11 a.m. to 11:30, it'll broadcast on WSTU 1450 AM (or

To learn more about the Courtyard by Marriott-Stuart, visit

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