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

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

Over 2.7 million visitors enjoyed our region in 2019 and the economic impact from visitors to Sarasota County was more than $2.9 billion! Our partners-first philosophy means that over 400 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

Kelly Defebo
Director of Sales
[email protected] 
Office: 941.955.0991 ext 106

Our Current Valued Partners

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Newtown Alive
Sarasota, FL
"Newtown Alive documents the history of Sarasota's African American Communities of Overtown and Newtown through 15 Historic markers, a website, mobile app...
Estero Island - "The beaches of Florida are among some of the most beautiful in the world. Our heart-felt and economic appreciation of our beaches should necessitate our involvement in protecting their environment. PLEASE don’t let anyone put oil wells offshore of Florida. I am from Southern California where one has to take paint remover to the beach in order to remove the oil waste from soles of our feet. Let’s make sure that doesn’t happen to our beautiful Florida beaches." -Clyde Butcher
237 Warfield Ave, Venice, FL 34285
55 S Blvd of the Presidents, Sarasota, FL 34236 52388 Tamiami Trail, Ochopee, FL 34141
Venice, FL 34285-4640

Clyde Butcher's galleries feature a large selection of his award-winning, limited edition, hand-printed B&W photographs. Books and gifts also available for purchase....

Cabaret - Florida Studio Theatre's Cabaret Series has seen more than 65 original FST musical revues. Terence Fugate, arts writer for SCENE Magazine says, "If you have never attended a show at [FST's] Cabaret Theatre, you really don't know what you've been missing.
1241 N. Palm Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236-5602

Founded in 1973,  Florida Studio Theatre (FST) has grown from an alternative touring group into a nationally recognized regional theatre. Hip and historical,...

709 N. Tamiami Trl.
Sarasota, FL 34236-4047

Come as you are. Leave different. 

For 70 years, the Sarasota Orchestra has been entertaining music lovers from around the region, and...

The Sarasota Ballet in Sir Peter Wright's Summertide - Photo Frank Atura - The Sarasota Ballet in the 2014 revival of Sir Peter Wright's Summertide - Photo Frank Atura
5555 N Tamiami Tr
Sarasota, FL 34243-2141

About The Company The Sarasota Ballet has earned national and international recognition for its unique and diverse repertoire and critically acclaimed performances....

Building front
707 N Tamiami Trl
Sarasota, FL 34236

Four Galleries exhibiting local, regional, and international artists.

Free and Open to the public Mon-Sat 10am-4pm.

Art Center Sarasota’s mission is to provide...

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