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How To VSC: Sharing Your Deals and Special Offers Online

It’s summertime, which means the temperature and rainy days are high, and long-term visitation is low. We know many of you are missing your seasonal regulars, and they’ll be back soon, but in the meantime how else can we attract summer travelers to our destination and through your doors? PROMOTIONS!

Summer is a great time of year to offer more for less to drive business, and who can resist a special offer to experience, eat or unwind in their vacation destination? We know many of you are already offering deals, but only some are taking advantage of promoting them on As partners, you have the exclusive ability to add special offers to our website at no extra cost! Here’s a reminder for you about how to take advantage of this valuable digital real estate (note, for higher-resolution instructions slides, see this PDF):

Step 1: Log into your profile on the extranet. If you’re having trouble with your username/password combo, contact Carolyn Perry at [email protected]. From the homepage, find and click the “Collateral” button in the upper left corner.

Step 2: A blue sub menu should appear under “Collateral.” Scroll and click on the “Special Offers” tab in the middle.

Step 3: On the “Special Offers” page, you can add offers or edit existing promotions. To build a new special offer, click the blue “Add Offer” button.

Step 4: Start entering the details of your special offer! Title, dates, descriptions and even pictures are all encouraged. As shown below, some sections are more valuable than others to a potential customer browsing our site, so be sure to choose what you input wisely.

Step 5: Click “Save” in the upper left corner and your deal will populate to the website up to 24 hours after it is approved by VSC staff. From there, you can browse to your listing to see if it looks the way you hoped, or if there’s anything you’d like to change, email Matt Murphy at [email protected].

Please note, any changes to your special offer will have to be reviewed as well, and once approved can take 1-2 business days to change on the website. 

Upcoming Meetings

July 2019

VSC Partner Coffee; July 25, 2019; 8 a.m.; Clasico Sarasota, 1341 Main St., Sarasota

VSC Special Executive Committee Meeting; July 30, 2019; 9 a.m.; The Overton, 1420 Blvd. of the Arts, Sarasota

August 2019

VSC Executive Committee Meeting; August 13, 2019; 4 p.m.

VSC Partner Coffee, August 22, 2019; 8 a.m.; Carlisle Inn, 3727 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota

All meetings are held at the VSC Administration Office, 1777 Main St., 3rd Floor, Sarasota unless otherwise noted.

For teleconference call-in information, contact Shantel at [email protected].