The Franklin County Tourist Development Council is celebrating its win of a Henry award for its Forgotten Coast Mobile App.
TDC Director John Solomon along with Franklin County Commission Chairman Ricky Jones accepted the award last week at the 2021 Flagler Awards Ceremony at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida.
The TDC received the Henry award in rural county marketing for the “Florida’s Forgotten Coast” app.
The Henry is the highest award level in each category of the annual Flagler Awards.
It is the Franklin County TDC's first Henry award, though it has also won 2 bronzes and a silver
This is Franklin County's first Henry Award and it makes the 4th Flagler award the Franklin county TDC has won in the past two years winning 2 bronze and 1 silver award last year.
The Florida's Forgotten Coast app was created last year to help visitors access information about area amenities, events, beach conditions, lodging, restaurants, shopping and outdoor recreation opportunities with just a click on their phone or tablet.
It is currently in use by over 5000 people – it can be downloaded from the Google Play store and the Apple App Store.
John Solomon said they group saw a big jump in new downloads after the award was announced.
The Flagler Awards were established in 2000 to recognize outstanding tourism marketing in Florida.
The awards honor many of the individuals and organizations that help maintain and improve Florida’s position as one of the world’s most popular travel destinations.
The awards are open to all individuals, private businesses and not-for-profit organizations offering a product or service that promotes tourism to or within the state of Florida.