Story Suggestions - July 2012

This section is designed to give you ideas for hospitality-related stories (with a few Salamander suggestions). This includes traditional holidays, trends, recurring themes and unusual observances. We hope you find it helpful.
 
Short Lead (up to two months)
  • July 27-August 12 – London Olympics
  • August is National Golf Month – Salamander has 10 golf courses, including the Legends of Golf Trail which stretches across the Sunshine State and includes 168 holes designed by the greatest names in the sport.
  • August 4 is National Chocolate Chip Day
  • August 5 is International Beer Day – Homer Simpson’s favorite day!
  • August 9-12 – PGA Championship (golf) at Kiawah Island, SC
  • August 27-September 9 – US Open (tennis) in New York
  • September 3 – Labor Day
  • September is Be Kind to Editors and Writers Month
  • September 9 is National Grandparent’s Day – Intergenerational travel is booming, including at condo/home-based resorts like several of Salamander’s.
  • September 27 – World Tourism Day
 
Long Lead (two to six months)
  • October – National AIDS Awareness Month – Salamander Founder Sheila C. Johnson executive produced the documentary “The Other City” – about the AIDS crisis in Washington, D.C.
  • October – Photographer Appreciation Month – At Salamander, we love working with photographers.
  • October 3-10 – National No Salt Week
  • October 2 is Phileas Fogg Wager Day – Want to peg an “around the world story?” Could there be a better day?
  • October 15 is National Cake Decorating Day – Salamander’s Chef Jason Reaves has established a reputation as one of the finest cake makers in the country, including winning an episode of Food Network Challenge!
  • October 28 is National Mother-in-Law Day
  • October 31 – Halloween
  • November – Gluten-free Diet Awareness Month
  • November 6 – Election Day
  • November 12 – Veteran’s Day
  • November 15 – Guinness World Record Day
  • November 22 – Thanksgiving
  • November 26 – Cyber Monday
  • December 21 - End of the World! (at least according to some people's interpretation of the Mayan Calendar)
  • December 26-January 1 – Kwanzaa
  • December 25 – Christmas
  • December 26 – Boxing Day
  • December 30 – Bacon Day
  • December 31 – New Year’s Eve
  • January 1 – New Year’s Day
  • January – National Hot Tea Month
  • January – National Soup Month
  • January 2-8 – New Year’s Resolutions Week
  • January 23 – National Pie Day

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