By John Underwood
Our very own CEO, Sandy Tinsley, was just recognized for her contributions to The Florida Keys tourism Industry by The Lodging Association of The Florida Keys & Key West on Friday night, at their annual awards banquet at the Pier House in Key West.
By unanimous vote, Sandy received the Margo Golan Community Service Award that recognizes leaders in the tourism industry who have made substantial contributions in the community. The recipients of this award have had a long-lasting, beneficial impact on The Florida Keys and are recognized for engaging in business or public affairs honestly and setting examples for others. Not only in tourism, but for making contributions that will be remembered and become a part of the history of the Keys.
Tinsley Advertising was awarded The Florida Keys & Key West tourism account for the Monroe County Tourist Development Council in 1986 and has maintained it for 30 years. Through recessions, storms and national disasters, the relationship has remained strong with successful marketing efforts that have not only yielded both the highest occupancy and average daily rates in the state, but also the top 10 in the country. Our campaigns have been recognized with numerous awards by travel industry leaders throughout the country. They have also been cited as successful tourism marketing case studies.
We are all very proud of Sandy, her leadership and our long-standing relationship with The Florida Keys & Key West.
The Lodging Association of The Florida Keys & Key West is the trade organization that represents the interests of the lodging industry in The Florida Keys. They represent more than 80% of all licensed lodging units throughout Key West and the rest of The Florida Keys. The membership primarily consists of Monroe County’s travel and tourism influencers including lodging owners and general managers throughout the destination.