Phil Hymel, center, a tour guide with Naples Transportation, Tours and Event Planning, helps Ann Gratz, of Ontario, Canada, onto her Segway at the Naples Pier during a tour of downtown Naples on Wednesday afternoon. The Naples, Marco Island and Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau never received compensation from BP for added marketing costs to combat the negative publicity about Southwest Florida's beaches following last year's oil spill. BP gave the state $25 million in 2010, but the bureau never saw any of the money. The bureau is reapplying again directly with BP in a week for $398,000 to cover their costs. Tristan Spinski/Staff

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Phil Hymel, center, a tour guide with Naples Transportation, Tours and Event Planning, helps Ann Gratz, of Ontario, Canada, onto her Segway at the Naples Pier during a tour of downtown Naples on Wednesday afternoon. The Naples, Marco Island and Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau never received compensation from BP for added marketing costs to combat the negative publicity about Southwest Florida's beaches following last year's oil spill. BP gave the state $25 million in 2010, but the bureau never saw any of the money. The bureau is reapplying again directly with BP in a week for $398,000 to cover their costs. Tristan Spinski/Staff

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