Panama City Beach tourism officials prepare for Labor Day Weekend

We're just days away from one of Panama City Beach's biggest weekends for tourism, however concerns about a tropical system might put an unnecessary damper on those plans. "Come to the beach. It'll be washed off nice and clean, everything...

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New study: Panama City Beach best in U.S. for investment rentals

A recent study named Panama City Beach the best place in the U.S for people to invest in vacation rentals. The website Rented.com just published a report on the best U.S markets for people to invest in vacation rentals. Panama...

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TDC approves strategic plan, drops marketing firm

The Bay County Tourist Development Council has given the green light to continue down the current marketing path through 2020, but a different firm will lead the effort. The TDC on Tuesday approved of the latest update to its 2020...

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$12 million of sand: Panama City Beach getting a facelift

Our beaches are getting a face lift. Once you've earned a title like "The World's Most Beautiful Beaches," you might not want to let it slip away. At Tuesday's Tourist Development Council Meeting, members approved an extensive beach re-nourishment...

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Panama City Beach leaders: Steady tourism, better reputation to be ‘new normal’

Officials say new projects aimed at year-round crowds — and continued strict adherence to this year’s Spring Break laws — will lead to “a new normal” for Panama City Beach. “The laws aren’t going to change, so Spring Break as...

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Panama City Beach business owners cite boost in visitors before holiday weekend

Hotel rooms on the Beach have been filling up earlier than normal for Memorial Day weekend, business owners said this week. With gas prices remaining low and a good weather forecast, people are coming into town early, filling up hotels...

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Panama City Beach lifeguards to start official patrols Friday

Lifeguards on Monday began patrolling two new beach locations as part of a “soft opening” for the week leading up to Memorial Day weekend. But it didn’t take long for them to get busy. One lifeguard at M.B. Miller County Pier...

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Panama City Beach: Lost Spring Break Dollars — “Now What?”

Multiple ordinances designed to tone down Spring Break did the job this year, maybe too well for some businesses. Fewer breakers translated into less spending and less tax revenues.  If Spring Break is gone (history), "now what" does Panama...

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TDC: Panama City Beach might need renourishment this year

High tides and rough waters are creating erosion issues in isolated areas of Panama City Beach, which coastal engineers say could lead to a renourishment project later this year. The Bay County Tourist Development Council (TDC) heard an update on...

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Lifeguards at 2 parks coming to Panama City Beach this month

Lifeguards with open-water rescue training have been hired to provide protection at two county parks on the Beach starting at the end of the month. Five lifeguards, who were in town Monday for county employee orientation, along with another lifeguard...

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