FAM Tours

Florida Encounter is proud to offer the following familiarization (FAM) tours for qualified meeting professionals. Once approved as a planner for Florida Encounter, you will receive information on booking your travel, where you will have the opportunity to select interest for one of the FAMs listed below. Please note, there is an approval process and you must be selected to attend a FAM. Guests are NOT allowed to attend FAMs.


The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel
Sunday, November 25 – Wednesday, November 28
Find your island and find that nothing inspires a successful meeting quite like an inspired setting. On the breathtaking Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel, find a variety of venues designed to connect attendees to each other and to nature like nowhere else. Located on Florida’s southwest Gulf coast, the area is a haven for nature lovers, sun seekers, shell hunters, and anyone seeking a uniquely different Florida location for a meeting or event. Click here to view the full itinerary.

Naples, Marco Island, Everglades – SOLD OUT
Saturday, December 1 – Monday, December 3
Discover your Paradise in Naples, Marco Island & the Everglades, Florida’s Paradise Coast.  See the new and exciting changes and renovations that have taken place at all of our host hotels & Resorts.  Paradise has never looked better! Highlights include 
Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Marco Island Hilton Beach Resort, NGALA Wildlife preserve, Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, Marco Beach Ocean Resort, Inn on Fifth & LaPlaya Beach Resort, Naples Grande and 3 local transportation companies. Click here to view the full itinerary.

Charlotte County – Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach – SOLD OUT
Saturday, December 1 – Monday, December 3
Discover a Florida destination where exploration meets inspiration and nature comes out to play. From world-class golfing and sailing to natural adventures and pristine beaches, Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach: The Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast provides a unique setting for a memorable meeting or conference. Click here to view the full itinerary.

Saturday, December 1 – Monday, December 3
Big-City Amenities, with sophisticated small-town hospitality, set on award-winning Gulf of Mexico beaches. Sarasota County is home to an impressive portfolio of meeting properties, including three new additions, and more to come. Known as the cultural gem of Florida, arts and cultural venues add new experiences to the success of your program. We have also been named the Florida city with the highest concentration of Zagat-rated restaurants,  and are home to the number one attraction (non-theme park) in the state – The Ringling. Our water-centric offerings, vibrant, walkable downtowns, and unique circus roots make Sarasota a sought-after destination for meetings and incentives. Click here to view the full itinerary.