Visit Sarasota County: Sales Info

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May 2019 Sales Team News


O Canada! Displaying Your Deals for Snowbirds

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VSC is starting a partnership to put your deals in the hands of our Canadian snowbirds!

VSC is working on a partnership with – a Canadian media company describing itself as the “ultimate guide to spending winters outside Canada.” We are currently developing an in-depth landing page customized to the visitors who spend the most time in our destination – snowbirds!  This landing page will have a link directly to our website’s deals page – so we encourage all partners to remember to update the deals page with your specials and offerings.  These are long-term visitors who come here to live and play – so please remember to keep uploading those specials and watch the Canadian snowbirds “flock” to your business! Update or add your deals here.

Leisure Group

Meeting AAA Travel Agents

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Amanda Walker and local tourism
partners visiting AAA Agencies
across Florida.

Following the end of April’s mission, along with the Hotel Committee and Bradenton’s CVB, we partnered with the hotel committee and Bradenton Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau on a trip throughout South Florida to our AAA Travel Agencies. AAA travel agents are still a wonderful resource for booking Florida travel, especially in the summer months! We had the opportunity to meet with the travel agents and illustrate Sarasota County and the specific things their clients are looking for in their travel destination.

In May we made our way to the state capital for a Florida Society of Association Executives (FSAE) Power Luncheon and Sales Mission with seven of our tourism partners. Tallahassee has a large concentration of Florida associations – groups of people organized around a common industry or purpose - making it a great place to network and put Sarasota County at the forefront of potential leisure group travel opportunities.


In the continued spirit of baseball bringing meeting planners together, Ellen Thomas and Virginia Haley held a special event in the Washington Nationals Suite in Washington, D.C. this spring. The event was an opportunity to share what we think is “suite” about Sarasota County to the 14 prominent meeting planners in attendance!

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SRQ was front and center in D.C.!


Welcome New Partners!

Join us in welcoming these new partners to the Visit Sarasota County family!

  • ChaCha Coconuts
  • Dog Days Theatre                                            
  • Bridges Restaurant                                          
  • Florida Beach Weddings                                    
  • Umbrellas 1296                                                
  • Tropical Beach Resorts                                     
  • Kolter Homes                                                  
  • Blu Kouzina                                                     
  • Rudolph’s Restaurant                                      
  • Academy Bus                                                   
  • Tamiami Tap                                                    
  • The Bistro at The Concessions Golf Club            
  • Le Petit Jardin Café                                          
  • Hotel Ranola                                                   
  • Tandoor Indian Cuisine                                    
  • Axe & Bull                                                       
  • Four Pillars                                                      

Restaurants – Don’t forget to Sign Up ASAP for Savor Sarasota

Dining Partners! It is not too late to register and participate in Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week 2019. Please go to

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Your restaurant listing will go live once we have received the following:

  • Contact info and restaurant details
  • Menus: dinner and lunch (where applicable)
  • Photos to highlight your restaurant and food
  • (2) $50 gift certificates
  • Chef photo and bio (optional)