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Meetings Testimonials

Destination Testimonials

“I sourced several RFP’s to Betsy Bush of The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel, and Betsy and her team invited me for a FAM last fall. I fell in love with Fort Myers and Sanibel. It’s a quick and easy flight from the Boston area and there are several direct, low-cost options. The airport is compact and easily accessible to local hotels. The hotels in the area are beautiful, in great condition and have a great flow for meeting space. In my interaction with Betsy I found that she is marvelous to work with, prompt and detailed. The VCB offers a great incentive to bring business to the area and is dedicated in their efforts for making events and meetings highly successful. With all of these positives I cannot wait to host a group in the area!”

-Amrita Nichols, CMP, CMM Conference Direct


“Our recent conference at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa was fantastic! The staff exceeded our expectations before, during, and after our event. The attention to detail and customer service they provided to our group was outstanding. This is our largest and most complicated event that we do which is why we hold this meeting every three years. The Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa will be my number one choice in the future.”

-S. Merritt, VMC, Inc.


“The Fort Myers Sanibel area has been a great location to hold our conferences. Easy to get to, Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) is a small airport that can handle a lot of traffic. Florida’s gulf coast is a choice destination year round, with functional and beautiful meeting facilities, breathtaking scenery and many recreational and dining options when the programs are over. The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel team works hard to keep the planners updated on the upgrades, new properties and places in the area. National Sales Manager Betsy Bush is especially helpful when looking at everything from the resort meeting hotels to charming, small meeting properties. We have held several high profile meetings at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott. They have a dedicated sales person in Lorie Keegan, and a strong banquet staff who are always on top of things. The hotel just finished a major renovation in their meeting space and the rooms and public space are lovely. To top it all off, there is a mini beach, perfect for a small reception or dinner. Overall the Fort Myers/Sanibel area is an area we continue to go back to. We look forward to several meetings there in the future!”

-Jennifer Lichty, Council for Advancement and Support of Education


“The Student & Youth Travel Association’s Annual Summit, held at the South Seas Resort on Captiva Island, was the most successful Summit that SYTA has had in terms of attendance. The attendees had nothing but rave reviews of the property and of The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel bureau team, who not only hosted a wonderful boat tour and lunch for our attendees but were an integral partner in making the Summit the big success it was. The VCB takes hospitality to the next level! I look forward to holding future meetings there and to partnering with the bureau again. Thank you!”

-Andre M. Cholewinski, CMP Meetings Management Group


“From the moment we arrived until the very last second we departed, everyone staffed here was so friendly and alert of your needs. They were always happy to assist. Susan and Nilda, to name a few were spectacular. They were very helpful in meeting our special inquiries. At check in, Ana Marie was a big sweetheart, very welcoming, engaging and always receiving us with a huge smile! Rooms and views are beautiful. Marker 92 was great! Every morning and night we were delighted to grab a bite and each and every time the food was on point. Service was excellent and the fresh food was just amazing! The marina is just a relaxing and beautiful site you can't miss surrounding the property! Take me back!! We really enjoyed and hope to be back soon as this was a very memorable experience!”

-Anonymous from Miami


“Traveling for long weekend visiting FGCU and the Holiday Inn Airport at Town Center was top notch! Great amenities, friendly staff, and close proximity to campus, shopping, dining and airport. Easy drive to beaches, too.”

-Tony from St. Louis


“This was a wonderful surprise as it was beyond anything I have ever stayed at in the U.S. or in Europe or Asia. Great rooms, wonderful food and service. Great resort amenities (three pools) and lovely landscaping to enjoy on leisurely walks.”

-Martha from San Francisco


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