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Richard Goldman, President/CEO at St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau

Rick is joined by Richard Goldman this week on “Tech of Sports.”

Goldman is the President and CEO at St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau. A big undertaking for this busy section of Florida.

Hear from Goldman about the successes earned by his team, but also the challenges. He has a lot to be proud of, being in one of the most desirable locations in the U.S.

“A visit to St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra Beach and The Beaches is more than just a getaway. It’s a vacation close enough to home but different enough to make you feel a world away. Experience old-world charm, flavorful dining, art and culture, and an abundance of entertainment after dark. There’s so much to do, you’re going to want to stay one more day.”

In St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra Beach, you are never at a loss for things to do. Discover attractions like the St. Augustine Lighthouse. Dive into history at the Fountain of Youth and Castillo de San Marcos. Visit beautiful beaches, or go fishing or golfing. Plus, the dining, shopping and nightlife. As Goldman states, the possibilities are endless!

Goldman and his team are responsible for marketing tourism to St. Johns County Florida. Conference and travel industry sales, advertising, internet marketing,public relations, new product development and partner relations are managed out of the offices located in St. Augustine.

“From St. Augustine being named by National Geographic One of the World’s Best Places to See Holiday Lights, to the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa being named a Top Ten Golf Resort in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure Magazine, our destination has earned the attention of the world and our employees deliver the kinds of experiences that keep visitors coming back for more. Last year, that attention helped to generated $1.1 billion in direct spending by visitors to St. Johns County. And we have new hotels coming to St. Augustine and the Beaches after more than eight years without new properties. Those hotels will have parking for their guests, and that’s something we have needed for some time.”