Panama City Beach Chamber News
Group Travel Made Easy with The Resort Collection of PCB
Traveling in large groups can be stressful. Keeping up with your whole extended family, business associates, youth group or sports team is tough even for the most experienced travelers. This is why The Resort Collection of Panama City Beach has launched Resort Collection Travel, a website developed to meet the needs of group travelers who are looking to book an easy, stress-free beach vacation, conference or other large group event.
“Having a new section of our staff dedicated specifically to group travelers is a really big bonus,” said Paul Wohlford, vice president of sales and marketing for The Resort Collection. “We see so many of these large groups and they do need a little extra attention, so we are excited to be able to provide that personalized service to our guests.”
The Resort Collection’s elite travel team members have over 30 years of experience serving group travelers and are experts on all things concerning Panama City Beach. They have vast experience assisting the following types of groups:
• Corporate and Association
• Faith Based/Youth
• Family Reunions
• Specialized Golf Trips
• Tour Operators
• Sports Teams
The Resort Collection Travel team combines the expertise of Steve Bailey, Tim Rose, Tracy Heitzig and Tricia Petty.
Steve Bailey, the director of group sales and travel services, is a native of Panama City Beach, Fla. He has spent his entire career in the hospitality industry in locations including Jackson, Miss., and Birmingham, Ala. Steve has been in sales and marketing for over nine years and currently oversees all group sales aspects including corporate accounts and business development, in addition to the Alabama and Georgia Meeting Associations and Sports markets.
Tim Rose joined Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort in 2012. As the director of membership and corporate partnerships, he generates the budgeted revenue for the activities division and maximizes tournament booking opportunities; he also creates, implements and monitors the annual sales and marketing plan. He has been in the hospitality and resort business since 1995 and is responsible for overseeing specialized golf trips and corporate travel.
Tracy Heitzig has resided in Florida for 10 years and has more than 20 years of hotel management experience. Her hotel experience encompasses management positions in both public relations and marketing and sales, and includes being director of operations for a Caribbean resort. Tracy currently oversees social, military, government, educational, religious and fraternal meetings and events.
Tricia Petty joined the sales team at the Resort Collection in October 2010. With nine years of experience in the hospitality industry, Tricia has a vast range of experience in sales and marketing. Tricia is responsible for groups with less than 25 room-nights, associations, and tour group markets.
“Working with such an experienced and professional team is great,” Bailey said. “It really allows us to help vacationers get exactly what they are looking for from our resort because we have all been in the industry for years and we know what large travel groups need to be comfortable and have fun during their stay.”
Resort Collection Travel ensures your group receives the best accommodations, travel arrangements to and from the resort, 24-hour customer service and the best friendly advice on what to do once you’re in Panama City Beach. To have the Resort Collection Travel team make arrangements to specifically fit your group, simply visit www.ResortCollectionTravel.com to fill out a quick information form, or call 877-870-6511.
About The Resort Collection of Panama City Beach
The Resort Collection of Panama City Beach includes the family-friendly Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort, the intimate Majestic Beach Resort, the luxuriously appointed Emerald Beach Resort, the relaxing Long Beach Resort, the exclusive En Soleil, Edgewater Beach Realty, and the Shoppes at Edgewater—all properties managed by The Edgewater Beach Resort Management, Inc. The Resort Collection boasts more than 850 full-service Gulf-front suites and golf villas, 100,000 square feet of combined indoor and outdoor meeting space, multiple retail shops, boutiques, eateries, coffee shops, fitness centers, an outdoor basketball court, luxurious pools, a 9-hole executive golf course, and 27 holes of championship golf at the Hombre Golf Club on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. For information on The Resort Collection of Panama City Beach, call 866.203.1164, or visit www.resortcollection.com.