Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tourism and the Board Taking the World by Storm!

Rochelle Numann, Rozeta Mahboubi, Dan Numann,
and Charlotte Lombard know the importance of tourism,
as evidenced by their signs!
It was a real pleasure being back at the Courtyard Marriott-Hutchinson Island for Friday's show. Nothing can beat a remote studio location with such a great eighth floor penthouse view of the ocean!

As planned, St. Lucie County Tourism Manager Charlotte Lombard and Martin County Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Rozeta Mahboubi were not at a loss of words on the importance of commemorating National Travel and Tourism Week on the local level, as well as on the national level. Both tourism executives share the philosophy: “it takes a community to make a great destination”.

Question: does the travel and tourism industry impact even those who aren't in the industry or not? Charlotte and Rozeta certainly answered that question and both were loaded with lots of facts to bring their points across! If you download the May 13 show, you’ll even get a preview of the promotional campaign created to promote Ft. Pierce this summer---here fishy, fishy, fishy!

Who would have thought that standing up on an over-sized surfboard with a canoe paddle would become an incredibly popular sport worldwide! This show, listeners got to meet Dan and Rochelle Numann of Coastal Paddle Boarding Rentals and Tours. Based out of the Port Salerno Fish House on the Manatee Pocket, this avid “water-centric” business is getting Treasure Coast locals and visitors all fired up about stand up paddle-boarding (referred to as SUP by the pros). From lessons and guided tours in the Indian River Lagoon to excursions into the Atlantic, Dan and Rochelle are the perfect hosts for your first standup paddle boarding adventure. Co-host Robin Hicks-Connors and Talkin’ Tourism co-producers Gary and Misti Guertin, took Dan up on his offer for an orientation and they are hooked!

In addition to National Travel and Tourism Week and paddle boarding, the hour show included Bahamas tournament updates and travel tips for teens from Robin.

If you did (or plan to) listen to the complete show, you will be among the first to know which island in the Bahamas we'll be broadcasting from on May 27. Here's a hint: a blue-headed parrot bears its name. Give up? Download the show and you'll be 'in the know.'

Tune in this Friday (and every Friday as a matter of fact) for another action-packed, fun-filled Talkin’ Tourism adventure!

P.S. Be sure to check out our music video below of our SUP adventure!

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