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During the summer months, beach littering increases exponentially, posing a threat to Florida’s marine life and its beloved ecosystem. AC Hotel Clearwater Beach (a Marriott property on Florida’s Gulf Coast) is on a mission to reverse this trend with its Ocean Lover’s Summer package, giving guests the opportunity to both bask in the splendor of the “Best Beach in the South” (named by USA Today) while becoming an integral part of preserving its pristine beauty.

Upon arrival, visitors who book the package will receive an Ocean Defender’s Pack complete with a garbage picker, trash bags, disposable gloves and a beach pollutant decomposition guide, ensuring they are equipped with the tools for a proper beach cleanup.

Package includes drink credits at Umbra outdoor pool deck bar.

Upon returning from an hour-long beach clean up, guests will then unlock coveted perks and amenities for the remainder of their stay:

  1. A 20 percent discount on stays of 3+ nights.
  2. An AC Beach Hamper to use for a day at the beach packed with gourmet snacks, plus a bottle of wine or beers from the hotel’s on-site AC Store.
  3. Drink credits for two, redeemable at the AC Lounge or outdoor pool deck bar, Umbra.
  4. Branded Tote Bags, to carry their pride for protecting our oceans. The exclusive “I’m an Ocean Defender” souvenir canvas tote bag is a token of gratitude from the AC to their guests for participating in this important cause.
  5. An exclusive discount voucher from partners Makin’ Waves, for select beach activities/rentals.

The package is available through Aug. 23, 2024.

Regenerative Travel Trend

As the regenerative travel trend continues to grow, travelers are choosing to spend and stay at hotels that prioritize environmental conservation and social impact. Recent data by revealed that 71 percent of travelers want to leave the places they visit better than when they arrived (up from 66 percent last year), while 45 percent believe they personally have the potential to counteract the social impacts of travel.

The AC Hotel Clearwater Beach’s Ocean Lover’s Summer package gives travelers the chance to become an integral part of preserving the area’s pristine coastline through this unique voluntourism opportunity.

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