Panama City Beach, Florida, puts a guarantee on fun, despite oil spill

Amid concerns about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, some travelers are reconsidering plans for a Florida beach vacation this summer.

That’s why the Panama City Beach tourism folks have issued a “Real Fun Guarantee” that promises a $200 future travel credit if your stay at the beach is affected by the oil spill.

The program applies to new reservations, booked now through June 10, 2010, for stays at certain properties in the Panama City beach area, including the Bay Point Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, Beach Side Resort Vacation Rentals, Origin at Seahaven and several others.

If government officials close the beach or must be actively cleaning the beach during your vacation in the Panama City Beach area, you will get a $200 credit toward a return visit to the same property. The credit must be used by June 11, 2011.