JACKSONVILLE, Fla. October 27, 2020 - Just this week new signage was added on the 100 N Laura St Building as Visit Jacksonville officially re-opens its Downtown visitor center in a new location.
This summer, while most of the world was working from their home offices, Visit Jacksonville had the opportunity to move their Downtown visitor center and corporate offices to a new home just one block south of the previous location. The new location is more central, bringing Visit Jacksonville closer to the hotels in the Downtown area, while keeping the center in close proximity to other busy visitor areas Downtown like James Weldon Johnson Park and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
“We are thrilled to be in this beautiful new location that gives us the chance to interact with more visitors in an updated, modern space. We are excited that the set up allows us to be more interactive, with multiple video screens, iPads and staff members available to assist with group needs as well as trip planning,” said Michael Corrigan, President & CEO of Visit Jacksonville.
The new center is staffed by Visit Jacksonville’s recently reorganized Destination Experience Team. Corrigan’s reorganization for the company combines the former Convention Services and Visitor Center team members into a new department that is 100% focused on enhancing the experience for visitors while they are in Jacksonville. “Whether someone visits for vacation, a business trip or a conference, this team has an important role in making their experience a good one and creating repeat visitors and groups, it made sense to put this team together and coordinate their efforts,” said Corrigan.
This same team is responsible for operating the Visitor Center inside the Beaches Museum, the Regional Center at the Jacksonville International Airport (currently closed) and to staff Seymour Jax, Visit Jacksonville’s mobile Visitor Center that can be seen at local events.
In addition to the new signage, the Forsyth St. and Laura St. corner will also soon be home to “Laura’s Flower” a new sculpture being installed this weekend by the Cultural Council Art in Public Places Program. Visit Jacksonville invites media and visitors to stop in and see the new center which is currently opened Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm. The center is also participating in Downtown Vision’s “Halloweek” through October 30th.
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 www.VisitJacksonville.com or contact 800-733-2668.