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Travel Trade

Everyone wins with a Sarasota vacation.

Clients turn to travel professionals for expert knowledge when choosing a vacation destination. Visit Sarasota County is here to help Travel Professionals become destination experts on Sarasota County to assist with planning the picture-perfect family vacation, romantic escape or road-trip weekend. Realize the full potential of your client's vacation by exploring where to stay, play, dine and unwind in Sarasota County. When we partner together, everyone wins!

We will help you become a destination expert. 

Visit Sarasota County Office

Kelly M. Defebo, CMP  
 Director of Sales 

(941) 955-0991 ext. 106
Carolyn Perry
Sales Coordinator
(941) 955-0991 ext. 101
Kelli Funkhouser  
 Leisure Group Sales Coordinator 

(941) 955-0991 ext. 122

United Kingdom

Drusilla Bryan   |  Tel: +44 (0)20 7367 6745

Ela Ayhan |  Tel: +44 (0)20 7871 2915


Ralf Lieb   |  Tel: +49 (89) 689 06 38-0

Stefanie Mehlhorn | Tel: +49 (89) 452 186-21

Eat Like a Local

Seafood shacks on the water, fresh local fare in downtown hot spots, and the annual Savor Sarasota restaurant week – this is dining in Sarasota.

Places to Stay

Hotels & More
Choose from beachfront resorts with a view, stylish boutique hotels, comfortable vacation rentals or peaceful campgrounds.

Arts & Culture

Museums to Theaters
Sarasota is known as the “cultural coast” for good reason. Visit a museum, take in a show, celebrate at a festival, or discover what makes this a circus city.


Browse & Buy
Make room in your bag – shopping in Sarasota means everything from high-end handbags to golden conch shells. What will you bring home?

Attractions & Tours

Local Must-Dos
From family-friendly gardens where you can hand-feed flamingos to adventure courses where you can zip-line through the trees, here are some don’t-miss spots in Sarasota.