Jacksonville, Fla. (Dec. 6, 2022) – Visit Jacksonville announces Sunkissed Savings, an incentive program designed to encourage 2023 meetings in Jacksonville for qualifying meetings and conferences.
Eligibility is based on the meeting taking place by September 30, 2023 as new business, not an already negotiated or existing contract. If a multi-year meeting is booked, with the first meeting actualizing in 2023, the incentive payment will apply to each of the years booked.
“Jacksonville is already one of the most affordable meeting and convention cities in the state of Florida,” said Jeanne Goldschmidt, Director of Convention Sales at Visit Jacksonville. “With this new promotion, we’re hoping to bring in groups to experience firsthand the sunkissed experience and affordability, of Jacksonville.”
The incentive amount is based on total contracted rooms, ranging from 50 rooms to as many as 250. More details are available online.
What’s new? Additional Jacksonville news and openings:
Emerald Trail – The Emerald Trail is a massive urban project, planned to connect 16 schools, two colleges and 21 parks as well as restaurants, shops and businesses, with 13 additional schools and 17 other parks located within three blocks that is expected to be complete by 2030. The first segment, the connection of Brooklyn to the S-line, is expected to be complete by the end of 2022, while segment two, Hogan Street, is in the design phase with construction expected to start in 2023.
Jacksonville International Airport – Jacksonville International Airport’s Concourse B project, designed to enhance passenger flow through the airport, is set to begin construction soon. The first phase will be a security checkpoint expansion and ultimately six more gates will be added to the airport during the project.
St. John’s River Park and Friendship Fountain – Projected to open by summer 2023, Jacksonville’s St. Johns River Park, which includes the popular and refurbished Friendship Fountain, will feature a splash park for children. Each night there will be a 15-minute light show set to music and projected on the mist created by the fountain. At the same time, across the river, a light show will be projected onto the walls of the Performing Arts Center where a park themed on Jacksonville's music history will be built. Both light shows will be visible from either side of the river.
James Weldon Johnson Park – As part of a three-year strategic plan, Friends of James Weldon Johnson Park, the nonprofit organization that manages the park, recently announced a redesign to reimagine the form and function of the park to better reflect its role in community enrichment and economic development for a thriving Downtown. The park currently hosts more than 300 events each year.
Fore Score Golf Tavern – Located in the San Marco neighborhood, Fore Score Golf Tavern features golf simulator entertainment with full food & beverage offerings that is perfect for small group outings.
Josephine – Located in the Avondale neighborhood, Josephine is one of the area’s newest restaurants. Serving Italian-American dishes and drinks, the space offers rentals for private parties in the dining room, lounge or full restaurant, depending on the size of the party.
About Visit Jacksonville
Visit Jacksonville is a Destinations International accredited Destination Marketing Organization contracted by the Duval County Tourist Development Council (TDC) to champion the growth of business and leisure tourism in Jacksonville. For a closer look at all there is to see and do in Jacksonville, go to http://www.VisitJacksonville.com or contact 800-733-2668.