Naples, Fla., October 23, 2017 – A destination known for world-class accommodations, unique off-site meeting spaces and white sandy beaches, the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) has been awarded a 2017 Readers’ Choice Award by ConventionSouth, the national multimedia resource for planning events in the South. Since its creation in 2001, this is the fourth time that CVB has received the award.

“Whether planners seek the sophistication of museums, adventure of zoos and nature preserves, beauty of botanical gardens or excitement of sunset cruises, we’ve got something for them,” said Jack Wert, executive director of Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Our incredible venues, set against the beautiful backdrop of Southwest Florida, make our destination a premier location for meetings, and it’s great to hear that readers of ConventionSouthhave noticed.”

Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau is among 300 convention and visitor bureaus (CVBs), meeting facilities and hotels located across the South to receive this year’s Readers’ Choice Award. Throughout the year, meeting professionals nominated the meeting sites they believe provide exemplary service for group events. The nominated sites are then compiled onto an online ballot, where over 6,000 meeting professionals and fans voted for the best of the best. A full list of winners can be found here:

This accolade adds to a list of recent recognitions. In 2017, Naples/Marco Island was also:

  • Ranked #11 “Happiest City in the U.S.” by National Geographic Explorer
  • Named the “Healthiest-Happiest” city in the U.S. in the Gallup-Healthways Index
  • Named the “Best Beach Town To Live In” by WalletHub
  • Ranked in the top 10 “Best Adventure Travel Destination in the United States” by U.S. Tourism Quality Index

About Florida’s Paradise Coast
Whether travelers are looking for a romantic escape or family getaway, Florida’s Paradise Coast — Naples, Marco Island and the western portion of the Everglades — has an array of vacation options year-round. With more than 30 miles of soft, white sand beaches, a thriving arts and culture scene, distinctive dining, family attractions and the best of outdoor adventure, the Paradise Coast is truly a destination with it all. Located just two hours from Miami, four hours from Orlando and three hours from Tampa, the area is easily accessible from some of Florida’s largest cities. Travelers outside of the Sunshine State can fly into Southwest Florida International Airport, which provides nonstop service to 43 destinations on 14 different air carriers. For more information about the Paradise Coast, call 800-688-3600 or visit Follow the destination on Instagram and Twitter @ParadiseCoast or #ParadiseCoast and on Facebook at

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