2021-22 Tourism Outlook

Nov 9

10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

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Event Location

Marriott Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa

17260 Harbour Pointe Drive

Fort Myers, FL 33908

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"It's a Good Day!"

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Program Time: 10 AM to 1 PM (subject to change)

Join the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau as we kick off the 2021-22 tourism season with special guest speaker Samantha Brown, host of the Emmy Award-winning travel series Samantha Brown’s Places to Love.

We will also share with you a first-look at our new marketing campaign, consumer website and visitor guide, all expected to launch at the beginning of the year. Seating is limited for this in-person meeting, so make plans to attend now by clicking the “Register Now” button below.

Complimentary valet parking, lunch will be served.


Samantha Brown is a two-time Emmy Award winning Television personality and travel expert.

Over the last 20 years, Samantha has traveled around the world visiting over 250 cities in 75 countries and 45 U.S. states creating over 200 hours of engaging and informative television programming along the way.

Samantha started her TV career at the Travel Channel where over 15 years created many iconic travel series, including Great Hotels, Passport to Europe, Great Weekends and Samantha Brown's Asia.

In 2018, Samantha moved from Travel Channel to PBS and her new show there, Samantha Brown's Places to Love quickly became the highest rated travel program on public television. In 2019 she earned two Emmy awards (Outstanding Travel and Adventure Program and Outstanding Host for a Lifestyle, Children’s or Special Class Program) and has been nominated again every year since.

In Places to Love, she finds the destinations, experiences and most importantly, the people who make you feel like you belong to a place, and not just a consumer passing through. 


Samantha's fun-loving style has made her a revered and engaging television personality whose approach is less expert, less host and more a person you would want to travel with. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and 8-year-old twins.