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 2019! Our partners-first philosophy means that more than 521 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: $464/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 with unlimited updates, individual partner page, 5 photos, map location, link to your website
• Video opportunity on listing via Youtube link
• Rack cards (4x9) distributed at Visitor Center

Lodging Partnership Package: $680/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
 

Relocation Partnership Package: $845/year

Standard Partnership Package plus weekly relocation leads

Publication Partnership Package: $618/year

Publications distributed at Visitor Center

**Additional out-of-county annual lodging fee: $400

Our Current Valued Partners

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3713 Bahia Vista St.
Sarasota, FL 34232-2409

An old tradition in a new setting since 1969. Der Dutchman serves traditional Amish family and buffet-style meals, scrumptious bakery pastries and...

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2 Marina Plz
Sarasota, FL 34236
A waterfront location on the Downtown Sarasota Bayfront, offering superior food and service along with an excellent view. Featuring four restaurant concepts...
Cha Cha Coconuts - Dining Room - Join us at Cha Cha Coconuts and lose yourself in our carefree island atmosphere. Casual dining with a tropical twist, offering a savory selection of seafood, sandwiches and other island-style fare. 

Relax in our dining room or enjoy an outdoor table while sipping on one of our refreshing tropical drinks and sampling from our casual Caribbean menu. Favorites include Coconut Shrimp, Fish Tacos and Half-pound Burgers. Open daily for lunch and dinner with a Children's menu available. Live entertainment on the weekends! 

Sit outside and enjoy people watching on the sidewalks of beautiful St. Armands Circle.
417 St. Armands Circle
Sarasota, FL 34236

Casual dining with a tropical twist offering a savory selection of seafood, sandwiches and other island style fare on St. Armand's Circle.

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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1900 Hillview St
Sarasota, FL 34239

Fresh Fare, Smooth Spirits, Good Fun! Your Neighborhood Grill & Sports connection is locally owned/operated since 1992. Offering American Pub Food with a Gourmet...

Sarasota-Manatee Originals
1215 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239

The Sarasota-Manatee Originals is a group of locally owned restaurants who share a passion for dining excellence and commitment to our community....

99 Bottles Taproom & Bottle Shop - shelves full of a well-curated selection of exceptional craft beer...
1445 2nd St
Sarasota, FL 34236

34 rotating taps of craft beer; 34 wines by the glass; elevated bar bites & shareable snacks; growlers & crowler fills; bottles, cans, & more available for retail purchase...

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