Monday, May 28, 2012

Let the summer begin: Memorial Day Weekend, planning for the Fourth of July and travel tipping!

Talkin' Tourism co-host Robin Hicks-Connor with Stuart Main
Street manager Thondra Lanese.

On a beautiful start of the Memorial Day Weekend, Talkin’ Tourism’s Gary Guertin and Robin Hicks-Connor were certainly in the mood to “let the summer begin”!  After chatting about the week’s past activities, including the "Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Seminar!" that was held at Pirates Cove Resort and Marina and the recently completed Francis Langford Memorial Fishing Tournament, the travel-talk duo had a lively conversation with guest Thondra Lanese, the manager of Stuart Main Street.

The Fourth of July is right around the corner and the planning of this year’s celebration is well underway.  The more important topic was that Stuart Main Street is teaming with the Historic Stuart Downtown Business Association to create an even bigger event for 2013.  Downtown Stuart has certainly become a major waterfront destination over the years, offering residents and guest a wide assortment of dining options, waterfront entertainment, theater, shopping, art galleries, museums and more. This is so important to our year-round tourism initiatives. Great work Thondra!

Since it was Memorial Day Weekend, Gary and Robin wanted to ensure listeners celebrated responsibly and knew about the Tow and Go program, a partnership between AAA and Budweiser.  The tow trucks can only take two people home at time for this program, so if your group has more than two people who need assistance, have a "Plan B" because you will have to make other arrangements to get a group home safely.

With vacation season here, Gary challenged Robin and Thondra to a little quiz about proper tipping. In case you want to quiz your family and friends, here's the link to the quiz so that you can see how much your family and friends know about tipping.

Thanks for joining Talkin' Touism this week. See you next Friday!

Here's the link to this week's Talkin' Tourism Memorial Day Weekend Tribute audio file.

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