Alabama Residents and Groups Support Gulf Coast; Group Meetings and Family Fun Continue at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Jun 10, 2010, 13:29 ET from Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

DESTIN, FL, June 10 /PRNewswire/ - More than 10 Alabama professional groups and associations are expected to come to the Gulf Coast and Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, to hold successful meetings here in the next two weeks, it was announced today.

Group meetings and family getaways at Sandestin have long been a tradition here. The recent events in the Gulf of Mexico and the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill appear not to be curbing plans for thousands of Alabama residents coming to the Destin, Florida area and the Beaches of South Walton. Comments from guests and group leaders include:

"Our attendance is up this year, says Ms. Teri Dingler of the Alabama Society of Otolaryngology, whose group is arriving Friday. "Members sent around an email listing of local restaurants and look forward to dining on fresh seafood. Our members are excited, not fearful."

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"We arrived yesterday and there are just as many people here as the past," said Ms. Melissa Williford of the AL Veterinary Association, a group that is currently meeting at Sandestin.

According to Randal Ward, CAE, executive director of the Automotive Aftermarket Association of the Southeast, there is no difference in our experience this year from years past. "Last night I was in the Village and experienced lots of people enjoying themselves. Sandestin has so much to offer from the Beach to the Bay. Our members enjoy all of the major activities here at the resort. The golf courses are beautiful, the Bay is gorgeous and the Beach is open. It is time for us to stand up and support those on this beautiful coast, Sandestin and our partnership."

In addition to these comments, Sandestin is receiving other words of support from guests across the country. "Nothing is going to prevent us from visiting Sandestin for our 24th straight year," said Sandestin guest Bruce Morris. Another fan, Jay Boykin, said, "We're coming no matter what. Your amenities are important to us."

Rated the #1 Resort by Emerald Coast Magazine, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is one of the most complete resort experiences in North America for all ages. With 2,400 acres, Sandestin Beach Resort Florida invites guests to enter a world of 30 charming neighborhoods, 1,500 villas, town homes and a wide variety of hotel accommodations. In addition to four championship golf courses and 15 tennis courts, the resort features 19 swimming pools, a 98-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, 65,000 square feet of meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a pedestrian village with shops, casual and fine dining restaurants and nightlife.

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