Visit Sarasota County Celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week and Names The 2023 Voice of Sarasota Tourism

National Travel and Tourism Week was celebrated in conjunction with the kick-off of Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week at The Hyatt Regency Sarasota on the evening of May 8th with huge success. Amongst the mingling of over 100 members of the tourism industry, guests received samples from eight different restaurants that will be participating in Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week this June. The celebration also included a 360-degree photo booth, trivia, games, and many prize winners.
The evening also included honoring the 2023 Voice of Sarasota Tourism, Michael Klauber, co-owner of Michael’s On East restaurant. Visit Sarasota County’s President Virginia Haley presented Klauber with the award noting his significant role in the creation of Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week over 18 years ago. Klauber also challenged Haley and the rest of the Visit Sarasota County Board to take charge of the Bayfront 2020 project.  Now known as, The Bay, it would not have been possible without his drive.
Visit Sarasota County would like to thank everyone who attended and once again recognize the sponsors who helped make the event such a wonderful experience. The sponsors for the celebration and kick off included Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority, Miles Partnership, Virginia Haley, Beachside Management, TJM Communications and Sarasota County Transit.
About Sarasota County
Situated on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Sarasota County welcomes more than 2.7 million visitors annually. Within its 725 square miles, the county serves up a diverse menu of cultural and recreational activities and attractions, including award-winning dining, world-class fine arts and performing arts, professional and amateur sports and the area’s circus heritage. Vacationers can enjoy city life in downtown Sarasota, revisit old Florida in Englewood and Venice, enjoy some of the best beaches in the U.S. on Siesta Key and Longboat Key, or play in North Port’s many parks and waterways. Sarasota County is perhaps best known for its 35 miles of pristine coastline in addition to 6 barrier islands, delivering options for beach getaways that are unrivaled almost anywhere else in the U.S., including Siesta Beach, named the No. 1 beach in the country and No. 11 in the world in TripAdvisor’s 2020 Travelers’ Choice Awards – the third time it has held the national title. To learn more, visit Connect via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

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