Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Silver Airways, fishing fun, and Memorial Day Weekend Travel forecasts from AAA

TCBA Executive Director Maddie Williams
with Talkin' Tourism producer and hos
Gary Guertin.

With the summer boating season at hand, there are a slew of fishing tournaments slated for the Treasure Coast (and Beyond).  Maddie Williams, the executive director of the Treasure Coast Builders Association (TCBA), joined Talkin' Tourism hosts Gary Guertin and Robin Hicks-Connors in the Sailfish Marina studio to give an update on the big TCBA Memorial Day Weekend Fishing Tournament coming up.  There have been a number of changes to this Treasure Coast fishing tradition and Maddie outlined them for our listeners.

Spreading our wings (so to speak) special guest call-in Matthew Holliday, VP of Sales and Marketing for newly formed Silver Airways based in Ft. Lauderdale, gave our listeners an update on new services to the Family Islands and, believe it or not, service to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island from Palm Beach, Florida!

For those looking for a great and cost effective way to travel to North Eleuthera, Bimini, Abaco, or George Town, Exuma you may want to check Silver Airways out. According to Matthew, the number of planes in the fleet will increase over the coming year with service to additional islands. (APPLAUSE!)

Lots of other fun and tropical conversation ensued afterwards, including some great statistics provided by AAA Auto Club South on predicted Memorial Weekend travel.  The economy may be challenged but lots of people will be taking trips over the holiday weekend…about 34 million of them!

Thanks for listening and tuning in each and every week. If you missed this week's show, here's the Silver Airways, Fishing Fun and Who's Traveling Memorial Day Weekend audio file for your listening pleasure!

"See you" next week!

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