Travel writers visiting beaches on BP dime, Pensacola News Journal, September 26, 2010:
What does it take to get a half dozen travel writers [from Baton Rouge Parents, the Houston Tribune, Southern Hospitality Magazine, www.Planet EyeTraveler.com, www.UPTake.com and www.JustSayGo.com, among others] to Navarre Beach?
This weekend, it took a check from BP and a white stretch limousine.
Six travel writers — chauffeured around in a limo — are on Navarre Beach this weekend to get the word out that this summer's BP oil spill is over...
"From now on in, we're not going to mention oil, unless it comes back," [Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Council Kate] Wilkes said. "In our advertisements, the message is that the beaches are beautiful, but, also, it's that there is more to do."