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The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce has a new promotional Bus! The Bus will be touring Florida and stopping at local events. If you see the Bus at your Local Fair, NASCAR event, or college football game, stop in and say hello and maybe win some prizes……

A photo-clad recreational vehicle is ready to hit Florida highways as a roving ambassador for the islands of Sanibel and Captiva. The Bus is ‘wrapped’ with local photos provided by the Alan Maltz Gallery. Its mission: Pump up the in-state visitors market – a mainstay for Lee County’s $2 billion-a-year tourism and hospitality industries – in late summer and early fall.

“Floridians are traveling within the state, now more than ever, because of gasoline prices,” said Fran Peters. She’s owner of the Island Vacations of Sanibel rental company, and a proponent of the tourist-bureau-on-wheels.
The 39-foot rig will venture out 20 times or more in the next 12 months, said Ric Base, Chamber President of the islands chamber of commerce.

While it’s on the road, rubbernecking from nearby motorists is expected. The rig’s exterior is covered with richly hued images from Sanibel and Captiva islands, provided by Alan Maltz. He’s the Florida Keys-based photographer who has several dozen photos hanging in the passenger terminal at Southwest Florida International Airport.

Captions under the RV photos read: “15 miles of beaches; 22 miles of bike paths; 230 kinds of birds; 250 kinds of shells; 0 traffic lights.”
This came from a Quenzel & Associates ad for the islands’ chamber that captured a silver award from Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International.

Current sponsors for the bus include:
Royal Shell Vacations
Tween Waters Inn
Seminole Casino
Island Vacations of Sanibel & Captiva

To download the current Bus schedule, please view the following: 2014 Sanibel & Captiva Chamber Bus Schedule

If you have an immediate need for information, please contact us by phone at: (239) 472-2348 or we can be reached by email at:

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