Interested in a Partnership?

Learn more about becoming a valued Visit Sarasota County Partner.

JOIN OUR TOURISM MARKETING FAMILY

Tourism is a multibillion-dollar industry in Sarasota County—and growing. We welcome Sarasota area businesses looking to partner with us to continue strengthening our destination and the quality of life we all enjoy. Our mission is to make Sarasota the must visit destination on the Gulf Coast.

Who We Are

The VSC is the official destination marketing organization for the Sarasota County region, presenting our community as the ideal location for  leisure visits, meetings, reunions, wedding and sporting events.  We provide targeted exposure with regional, national and global audiences, direct sales opportunities, visitor experience opportunities, free educational events and extensive social media endeavors  that feature our partners.

Tourism Matters in Sarasota County- the Regions #1 Economic Impact

Last year, the economic impact from Visitors to Sarasota County was more than $2.9 billion.  Over 2.7 million visitors enjoyed our region in 2017 – a 9.8% increase over the previous year! Our partners-first philosophy means that more than 435 businesses are first in line to welcome those visitors and deliver a destination experience.  Collectively, our tourism efforts mean new money is spent in our community which supports jobs, lowers taxes and improves amenities in our area.

Contact:

Erin Hurter
Partnership Development Manager
[email protected] 
Office: 941.955.0991 ext 104

Standard Partnership Package: $450/year 

(Excluding Publications, Lodging and Relocation Partners) 
The standard partnership package is the best way for a business on a budget to establish a relationship with Visit Sarasota County and our extensive digital audience for less than $1.25 per day.
• Basic web listing: individual partner page, 5 photos, map location, link to your website
• Video opportunity on listing
• Social media opportunity on listing

Extended Partnership Package: $660/year**

The extended package is for the VSC lodging partners. In 2016, more than 1.1 million visitors stayed in paid lodging, a 5.8% increase over 2015. More than 108,000 rooms were booked due to sporting events. 
• Includes Standard Package amenities, plus
• Enhanced website listing with 10 photos
• Leads (specific to category): Lodging, Arts, Sports, Meetings, Groups
**Additional out-of-county annual lodging fee: $400

Advanced Partnership Package: $1,320/year** 

Our most robust package is for the business that wants to take advantage of Visit Sarasota County’s marketing and advertising outreach and communication channels.
• Extended partnership amenities, plus
• Enhanced web listing with 12 photos
• Partner mailing labels twice per year
• One-month complimentary banner advertising in the VSC consumer enewsletter ($500 value)
• Advance notice of:
–marketing co-op advertising opportunities
–premium page opportunity, when available, in The Official Sarasota Visitor Guide
–consumer enewsletter advertising opportunities –partner networking event sponsorships

Relocation Level 

$820/year (weekly relocation leads—inclusion in all relocation packages)

Publication Level

$600/year

Our Current Valued Partners

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November Art Festival
101 W. Venice Ave.
Suite 23
Venice, FL 34285

A hundred independently owned shops and boutiques line the avenues of Historic Downtown Venice, where you can find unique gifts, art, and...

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1008 Ben Franklin Dr.
Sarasota, FL 34236-2298
Spacious studio and suite accommodations in a tropical beachside setting. Full kitchenettes and microwave in all units. Outdoor pool, BBQ grills and...
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3701 Bay Shore Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34234-5211

Come visit Sarasota's Zoo, since 1939! Walk among or hand-feed our flock of free roaming flamingos, Florida's unofficial state bird. Pose with a...

Sarasota Opera Logo - Sarasota Opera Logo
61 N. Pineapple Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236-5723

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5690 Honore Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34233
Comfort Suites Sarasota, located in Sarasota, FL Conveniently located off of Interstate 75, the Comfort Suites¨ Sarasota offers easy access to the...
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4711 Gulf of Mexico Dr.
Longboat Key, FL 34228

Enjoy contemporary cool on Longboat Key at the new Zota Beach Resort, located on the Gulf of Mexico. Longboat's newest luxury beach resort...

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