What is the position on COVID-19?

The Diplomat Beach Resort is following the Hilton CleanStay policy. Conference attendees are encouraged to review the recommendations published by the Florida Department of Health.

We have utilized the ample space reserved for the conference to allow for enhanced distancing. All guests will be provided masks, hand sanitizer, and colored wristbands to signal comfort level with physical contact. We ask that all guests remain conscious of their surroundings and respectful of others.

Many different individual factors affect our personal choices to attend public events and participating in any such event carries with it some potential risk for exposure to COVID-19. Attendees at our conference have assumed that risk by choosing to attend the conference. 

What is the conference cancellation policy?

The cancellation deadline ended Wednesday, August 11, 2021. As of Wednesday, September 1, VISIT FLORIDA is unable to provide any refunds, because online registration has closed and the final guaranteed attendee numbers have been submitted to the hotel. You can transfer your registration free of charge to another person in your organization. To do so, please ask the attendee you are transferring your registration to, to come to the Registration & Information Desk in the Great Hall Foyer starting on Tuesday, September 7 at 2 PM.

What is the Wi-Fi network name and password?

GC21 attendees can enjoy free Wi-Fi in the meeting spaces, sponsored by Zartico. The conference network information is:

Name: Florida_Tourism

Password: sunshine

When is the Registration & Information Desk Open?

Your friendly GC21 registration desk team can assist you with badge pick-up and answer any questions you may have.

Tuesday: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Wednesday: 8:00am – 6:00pm

Thursday: 7:30am – 5:00pm

Friday: 8:00am – 1:00pm

The Registration and Information Desk is located in the Great Hall Foyer.

What is the conference hashtag?

The conference hashtag is #GC21. Follow the Florida Governor’s Conference on Tourism on Twitter and Instagram for the latest news, updates and photos while at the conference. Simply use #GC21 in your posts and tweets to introduce yourself and to join the conversation. Your post might end up in the social media stream on the big screen, courtesy of Meredith Travel Group!

 Will there be a Headshot Lounge again?

Yes! It will be located in booth #513 in the Tourism Marketplace, sponsored by Carvertise.

Wednesday: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Thursday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Will there be a Media Room?

Yes, it will be located in meeting room 217. This resource is meant to assist professional news media with obtaining general information about the conference and the Florida tourism industry. Florida tourism organizations, feel free to drop off your media kits and other information.

Wednesday: 11:00am – 6:00pm

Thursday: 8:00am – 6:00pm

Friday: 8:00am – 12:00pm

Need assistance arranging interviews with key tourism industry executives? Contact: Leslie Pearsall, Communication Manager, at lpearsall@VISITFLORIDA.org or 850-545-5202.

What is the Attire for the Florida Governor’s Conference on Tourism?

Wednesday night’s Chairman’s Reception and Dinner are “smart chic”; business attire is appropriate. All sessions and other evening events are business or resort casual. Thursday’s evening event is casual.

What about my dietary needs? 

No problem, just let your friendly wait staff at the events know!

Where and when will the Florida Governor’s Conference on Tourism be held in 2022?

Save the Date! GC22 will be held at The Boca Raton (formerly the Boca Raton Resort & Club) on August 31 – September 2, 2022.