Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Blue Flag marinas and the beautiful island of Eleuthera!

Kayak in Eleuthera. Photo credit: ACT Productions
This week, Talkin' Tourism on Florida’s Treasure Coast (and Beyond) continues its quest to seek more and more “connections” between the Islands of the Bahamas and our own Treasure Coast region.  For the first time, show host Gary Guertin and guest co-host Ed Griffith will be broadcasting live from Eleuthera, Bahamas.  

At the request of Earlston McPhee, General Manager of the Bahamas Ministry’s Sustainable Tourism Department, this week’s show will present the country’s participation in the Blue Flag Programme.  Similar to the Clean Marina/Boatyard Program in the U.S.A., the Blue Flag Programme promotes environmental “best practices” for the country’s marinas and beaches, as well as individual boat owners/users.  Cape Eleuthera Resort and Yacht Club is one of three marinas in the Bahamas currently certified as a Blue Flag marina.  General Manager Stephen Kappeler will share with listeners the criteria for certification and what this means for his operation.  He will also describe for listeners the amenities of this fabulous location.  Also scheduled for a guest appearance is Vernice Walkine, Director General of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.

Gary and Ed are looking forward to meeting local tourism stakeholders in South Eleuthera and talking about how they see their tourism product developing in the future.  As listeners have come to learn, there are always Treasure Coast “connections” to be uncovered while on the road.  What will be uncovered this week?  You're going to have to tune in to find out. 

Yes fans, the Treasure Coast and the Islands of the Bahamas have lots in common when it comes to similarities in our tourism promotional efforts efforts.  Join us as we continue to explore these opportunities and adventures.

See you this Friday at 10 a.m. on WPSL 1590 AM (or on the web at www.wpsl.com) from Cape Eleuthera Resort and Yacht Club!

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