VISIT FLORIDA, the state's official source for travel planning, has awarded an Advertising Matching Grant to The Fort Myers Beach Friends of the Arts for the 2012-2013 Fiscal Year, which begins July 1, 2012.
"The purpose of these grants is to help non-profit entities and local governments stretch their tourism marketing dollars in an effort to expand cultural, heritage, rural and nature tourism activities in Florida," said Chris Thompson, President & CEO for VISIT FLORIDA.
"We were pleased that VISIT FLORIDA and Enterprise Florida selected us from among a large number of grant applicants, during their most competitive grant cycle to date," said Al Durrett, president of the Fort Myers Beach Friends of the Arts. "These funds will be used for the Fort Myers Beach Film Festival and will help us better position and market Fort Myers Beach as a desirable destination."
VISIT FLORIDA, a private/public partnership, is Enterprise Florida's day-to-day operating corporation for tourism.
The Fort Myers Beach Friends of the Arts is facilitating and funding arts presentations in the Fort Myers Beach area; predominately during the off season enhancing economic conditions and the quality of life.