Yesterday I along with 45 tourism professionals took a roundtrip on Brightline, invited by Discover the Palm Beaches. It was a West Palm Beach to Ft. Lauderdale roundtrip. In early May, Miami will come online. Each of the hubs that Brighline goes to is centrally located in each downtown hub with many cultural facilities nearby ( actually walking distance ) as well as shopping areas and restaurants. Fam tours are often offered to tourism professionals as a way of getting the word out to hotel guests and passing tourists about the nearby amenities. Discover the Palm Beaches is funded via the Hotel Tax.
Here I share what I learned and what I saw also there are two live videos from yesterdays trip. We were welcomed by Brightline spokesperson. Having already taken this trip before I was familiar with the wonderful facilities. Each of the stations is a replica of the other so making navigation painless. My first experience with photos is on this page with photos when it was less crowded so the photo show more, however this time I’m with video streaming.
We have or will fulfill the purpose of this trip. Many years ago I was in the very first tourism class offered in Miami created at the suggestion of Ambassador Plenipotentiary the Honourable George Neary, still have the papers* lol. So here I was with my iPad getting the feeling and opinions of my companions on this FAM tour. From Lake Worth were Karri Casper, Ted Johnson, Theresa Miller, Henryetta Seif, Gael Silberblatt, Elizabeth Nichols-Ross, AnnaMaria Windisch-Hunt.
*I could give this class as I spent many years in the tourism business via Visitor Center in Austin Tx. 9 years working for Cruishiop Pictures of London and of course as a gallerist for 17 years.