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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The Ca' d'Zan at The Ringling. - The Ringling's dazzling 56-room mansion on Sarasota Bay.
5401 Bay Shore Rd
Sarasota, FL 34243

The Ringling, the State Art Museum of Florida, is home to one of the preeminent art and cultural collections in the United...

Fans of Discover Sarasota Tours - City Sightseeing Tour-goers from Ohio!
1826 4th St
Sarasota, FL 34236

See Sarasota in Style!

Hop aboard our air-conditioned trolley to experience our 90 minute narrated tours. In season, tours run daily at 10, 1, 3,...

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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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3701 Bay Shore Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34234-5211

Sarasota Jungle Gardens has been delighting visitors since 1939. Walk among or hand-feed our flock of free roaming flamingos, Florida's unofficial state bird....

Pool - Relax at our beachfront pool
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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