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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Roof Bar
100 Marine View Drive
Sarasota, FL 34236

Standing 18 stories tall, The Westin Sarasota offers breathtaking views of Sarasota Bay and 255 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites. Located...

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1900 Hillview Street
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...

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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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1200 Siesta Bayside Dr.
Sarasota, FL 34242

The moment you arrive at Argus Vacation Rentals, you’ll appreciate the beauty, serenity, and charm of our Beach Front or Key West...

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.

The MAGIC - This is a replica of a boat built on our site by Frank Guptill in 1901. Actually it was an older sailboat that he de-masted and installed what is probably the first engine in a power boat in Sarasota and the Webb's named her Magic. The Magic was destroyed in the hurricane of 1921. In 2006 volunteers rebuilt her based upon photos, and we take people out almost every day.
337 N. Tamiami Trl.
Osprey, FL 34229

Discover Sarasota's premier archaeological site and history museum featuring prehistoric mounds, pioneer homesteads, nature trails, boat tours and Bertha Honore Palmer's gardens....

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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...

Casual Waterfront Dining on our Patio
509 North Tamiami Trail
Venice, FL 34285

Casual Waterfront Dining & Authentic Florida Charm at Venice's historic Fisherman's Wharf Marina. Fresh seafood & sunset at this local gem owned...

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