Being the place that brought a new World Record to America for the first time is the icing on the cake.
Panama City Beach, Fl (PRWEB) March 31, 2012
USA Today recently reported that, on March 6th 2012, Panama City Beach Fl, already know as having the World’s Most Beautiful Beaches, entered the history books by establishing a new record for the World’s Largest Bikini Parade. Philip Robertson was the official Guinness representative present on the day, to ensure the record attempt was official. 450 women, all wearing bikinis, marched along a one-mile stretch of the most sugar white sand known to North America - Panama City Beach, Florida.
Dan Rowe of the Panama City Beach Tourist Development Council (TDC) set out to beat the record during the Spring Break 2012 season. “It’s a way for the students to come down and participate in a fun activity,” according to Rowe. “It is good clean fun.” Event organizers persuaded Spring Breakers staying in Panama City Beach hotels for Spring Break to roll out of bed early, and get to the designated meeting point to register for the World Record attempt.
The spotlight quickly turned toward Panama City Beach Florida following the success of the record attempt. Nationwide media outlets such as MSNBC, The Huffington Post, USA Today, and Fox News, all reported on the new title landing the United States for the first time. The record was previously held by Surfers Paradise beach, Gold Coast, Australia, when in October 2011, 357 women paraded along the Australian coast. Reports of the new World Record reached international media outlets too, with a prominent British tabloid, the Daily Mail reporting; “As far as beating Guinness World Records go, this one was an itsy bitsy teeny weeny piece of cake.”
In March of 2012, Panama City Beach also played host to Fox Nation’s senior editor, Jesse Watters. Watters and his film crew interviewed Spring Breakers staying at the Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort, and other Panama City Beach hotels, asking Spring Breakers vacationing in Panama City Beach about their political views and thoughts of current US President Barack Obama. The footage was later aired nationwide during Fox News’ ‘O’Rielly Factor’.
Panama City Beach is proud of its place in the history books. “We are thrilled to have challenged and broken the record for the World’s Largest Bikini Parade” said Dan Rowe, president of the Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau. Some participants truly felt the significance of the historic World Record attempt. One spring breaker from Maine, Karly Quinn said: “This is the most exciting day of my life, tears were coming out of my eyes, I’m so proud of the United States.”
Local businesses are hopeful this increase in media attention will generate more interest in Panama City Beach as a whole, including the all-important Summer-beach-travel season, as well as 2013 Spring Break. “Being home to the ‘World’s Most Beautiful Beaches’ has always been Panama City Beach’s claim to fame, but being the place that brought a new World record to America for the first time is the icing on the cake” according to Patrick Hazard, General Manager of the Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort - a Hotel in Panama City Beach.
Should another contender come along to claim the World record as their own, it seems that Panama City Beach will be quick to respond with another challenge to claim it right back.
The Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort is a beachfront Hotel located on the west-end of Panama City Beach, Florida. Although a family-friendly hotel and resort all year round, the Sandpiper Beacon also provides a fun and exciting College and High School Spring Break experience. For more information about Spring Break in Panama City Beach, Florida, please visit http://www.springbreakfunplace.com