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:

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

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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2509 Gulf of Mexico Dr
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Veranda Beach Club on Longboat Key is all about the simple pleasures of a Florida vacation– Swimming, sunbathing on chaise lounges under...

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Not your typical gallery- or artist. Offering public workshops, special events and the opportunity to meet and create alongside international LIPSTICK artist,...

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1481 Main St
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Award-winning, 1985-established restaurant in the heart of the downtown theater district. Great food and great service at a fair price. Upscale sports...

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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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