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 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: $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

Lodging Partnership Package: $660/year**

The "Lodging" 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

Relocation Partnership Package: $820/year

• Standard Partnership Package plus weekly relocation leads.

Publication Level

$600/year

Our Current Valued Partners

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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.

273_640x480.jpg - Sarasota's finest beachfront Resort!
700 Ben Franklin Dr
Sarasota, FL 34236-2011

Located directly on the powder white sands of Lido Beach, the Lido Beach Resort sits nestled just three blocks walking distance from...

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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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233 Ben Franklin Dr.
Sarasota, FL 34236-1205

The Holiday Inn Lido Beach, situated on a barrier island off the coast of Sarasota,is just steps from thesugar white sands of...

Assorted Oysters - Grand Oyster Tasting with 6 different varietals from the East and West coast.
420 St. Armands Circle
Sarasota, FL 34236-1409

Serving Sarasota since 1978, we are proud to be part of the excitement that is St. Armand's Circle. We source both locally...

307_640x480.jpg - ENJOY THE VIEW ON CITY ISLAND. 1601 KEN THOMPSON PKWY
1601B KEN THOMPSON PKWY. CITY ISLAND
5023 OCEAN BLVD SIESTA KEY 1475 S. TAMIAMI TRAIL VENICE ISLAND
Sarasota, FL 34236-1005

The Florida Keys with a British twist. Fun for family or friends. Enjoy the waterfront view at City Island or the Yacht...

Decor refresh - On August 1, 2016, Ron Milton and Joe Balzano took ownership of the iconic Cafe L'Europe, and in doing so, gave the landmark a much-needed overhaul of updates, from the menu to the dishes to the furniture and flatware. Everything is new, fresh, and ready for the next 44 years!
431 St Armands Cir
Sarasota, Fl 34236
The "Grande Dame" of area restaurants, the award-winning cuisine of Cafe L'Europe strikes the perfect balance between tradition and innovation, featuring creative...

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