Visit Florida

Maria Hayworth
“I have worked with Sonya for more than 15 years. While I was overseeing media familiarization groups to Central Florida through the Orlando Orange County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, she represented a major hotel at the time and did so in such a manner as to assist our department on a regular basis.

She helped in making it much easier to get national and international press in to favorably review our destination. Her press tours of the facility were well delivered and she was extremely knowledgeable in her subject matter. This often resulted in her property gaining additional news coverage in major dailies, trade magazines and radio and television features, which further helped to highlight our great destination all the more. She was also very professional and kept in close contact with us and so, was a great team player for us to partner with.

When I moved on to the Florida Division of Tourism, and Visit Florida, she again assisted our media relations by hosting familiarization tours at her property, and then, additional attraction and hotel properties when she had her own firm. We did many FAM trips, and several exceptionally nice trips for British writers to Disney, where they also had a chance to stay in a beautiful country bed & breakfast inn, which was also one of her clients. The charm of both the expansive Disney along with the quaint Inn getaway, was a winning combination, and we received many travel stories placed in leading news journals recommending both.

Sonya is a consummate professional whose results make her clients glad they have her representing them.”