Indian River County Chamber hosts AAA FAM Tour

VERO BEACH — Indian River County Chamber of Commerce Tourism Division and its Partners hosted an AAA Familiarization Tour on September 9, 10, 11, 2011. Seventeen AAA agents and their guests, a total of thirty-four visitors, enjoyed our accommodations and restaurants and toured our hotels and attractions. Hotel tours included: Costa d’ Este Beach Resort, Vero Beach Hotel & Spa, Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, Capt Hiram’s Resort, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, the Driftwood Resort and Holiday Inn Oceanside/Mulligan’s.

“Indian River County area is enchanting. It is well manicured and maintained from both a cultural and ecological standpoint. For such a small town, there is a lot to do from the arts to theatre to snorkeling around a sunken ship,” said Marlene Adkinson, Area Executive, Tampa Area, AAA. “We enjoyed visiting the area while we toured, dined and stayed at some of the county’s top rated properties. We will definitely be recommending the area as a fantastic vacation getaway.”

The AAA FAM group toured the Vero Beach Art Museum, Riverside Theatre and McKee Botanical Gardens. On the last day of the FAM trip the AAA agents and their guests were give a choice of: a River Queen Boat tour, Ocean Kayaking and snorkeling at Costa d’ Este, Golf at Sandridge Golf Course, Shopping a Vero Beach Fashion Outlets or a Marsh Beast Airboat Tour. Transportation was provided by Magic Carpet Ride.

This AAA FAM Tour is a direct result of the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce Group Meeting Committee’s tremendously successful Orlando Sales Blitz. Contact was made with AAA Florida’s Management Office and discussions began about a tour of Indian River County.

Through ongoing negotiations the Chamber’s Tourism Committee organized and planned the FAM tour of Indian River County.

The Chamber is the designated tourism development agency and serves as the county agency for Film Florida. The Chamber works in close cooperation with the County’s Tourism Development Council, Board of County Commissioners, and local visitor industry partners.

The Indian River County Chamber of Commerce is a county-wide organization representing the business community by providing services, benefits and leadership for positive growth and change.

For more information, contact Susan Hunt, Director of Tourism, Indian River County Chamber of Commerce at 772-567-3491 ext. 118 or by e-mail


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