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iTREKKERS and Mainsail Lodging & Development, LLC Partner to Boost Guest Experience While Cultivating Tourism

June 20, 2017

Tampa startup iTREKKERS not only facilitates guided outdoor adventures like fishing, paddle sports, camping, and hiking, but this company also positively contributes to tourism around Florida. Many vacationers choose Florida as their travel destination year-round, and these travelers typically stay in hotels and resorts while on vacation. Now, iTREKKERS is able to add additional value to an individual, family, or a company’s visit to Florida!

iTREKKERS and the hotel industry are a natural fit. A new partnership with Mainsail Lodging & Development, LLC reinforces the natural connection between guided outdoor adventures and travel tourism in the hotel industry. In fact, iTREKKERS and Mainsail Lodging & Development go hand-in-hand in the area of promoting the commerce and tourism within Florida! Tampa, Florida-based Mainsail specializes in property management and development marketing and sales for hotels, corporate furnished housing, and resorts. Notable properties include the Epicurean Hotel and Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club. 

“When traveling to the Tampa Bay area, you are quickly drawn to the allure of water-based activities. Epicurean Hotel combines a love of great food and wine with an equally strong desire to create lasting memories for all who pass through the doors of our boutique hotel. Some of those everlasting memories are created with the partnership of iTREKKERS. Similar to our sommeliers handpicking your wine pairings, iTREKKERS handpicks your adventurous experience that fits your needs, budget, time and skill set.” – Neisja Jones, Director of Sales at The Epicurean Hotel

During a chance meeting through Visit Tampa Bay, iTREKKERS and the Epicurean Hotel quickly discovered synergies in tourism-centric businesses. Next, the Epicurean team booked an adventure for twelve guests visiting the area for the National College Football Championship. iTREKKERS Director of Operations and Sales Karla Leggett swiftly coordinated two days of boating fun for the guests staying at the Epicurean Hotel: three charter boats for private, guided inshore fishing – as well as transportation to a local restaurant for food and drinks. 

That’s right – despite many restaurants being fully booked up by National College Football Championship vacationers, iTREKKERS went the extra mile and secured a reservation at a restaurant in the heart of Downtown Tampa. The iTREKKERS guide took guests on a fishing adventure, then returned them to the Epicurean, where they enjoyed preparing for the National College Football Championship and enjoy all of its festivities.

Because iTREKKERS was able to quickly and efficiently accommodate twelve guests from just one phone call, a future partnership with Mainsail became a no-brainer. iTREKKERS incorporated Mainsail Waterline Marina in Anna Maria Island, as well as the Epicurean in South Tampa, into their sleek website, as a resource used by the Concierge to provide to hotel guests. This positively impacts a guest’s stay by offering entertaining and unique activities as options near each location. These pages are an excellent resource to provide added value for the guest/tourist experience while visiting the area for the first time. 

“When it comes to showcasing Anna Maria Island’s beautiful destination and turquoise waters to our guests, iTREKKERS is the answer. The Waterline’s definition is, ‘Where two things come together as one”, therefore, the partnership between iTREKKERS and Waterline exists harmoniously, connecting our guests and families to the heritage of Anna Maria Island and Old Florida.”

Megan Humphrey, Destination Sales Executive at Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club

Along with planning small adventures for individuals and families, iTREKKERS also facilitates seamless corporate events. Currently, iTREKKERS is organizing a large inshore fishing tournament from Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club in Anna Maria. This tournament, for the Boston Beer Group, will include fifteen boats, totaling approximately 60 people.

“The iTREKKERS team offers a wealth of expertise for groups and meetings who want to get on the water and top off an ideal setting. Whether it is one boat or twelve, we know each guide and captain will offer the same experience and knowledge of the surroundings…and the catch!”

Megan Humphrey, Destination Sales Executive at Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club 

Check out the unique adventures facilitated by iTREKKERS by subscribing to their YouTube page. Explore trek photos by following iTREKKERS on Instagram, or liking iTREKKERS on Facebook.

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