Become a Partner

Become a Partner



Our Mission: To position Sarasota County as the must-experience destination on Florida’s Gulf Coast

Did you receive your share of the $1,307,000,000 visitors spent in Sarasota County last year?


For Partnership Information Please Contact:

Ms. Bernie Gottschalk 
Partnership Sales & Development
(941) 955-0991 ext. #113
(941) 302-3758

Click here for a partner application


Partnership with VISIT SARASOTA COUNTY (VSC) is an investment that will yield healthy returns for your business. By joining the VSC’s network of partners, your business will be connected to visitors, residents, meeting planners, media and travel professionals. Once you understand who we are and what we do, you will realize VSC is the most powerful ally in promoting your business to the lucrative tourism market.


Resources we Offer:
is the number one web site for visitors in Sarasota County, used by an average of 6,000 visitors a day. VSC is investing more than one million dollars annually in keyword search optimization, online media banner campaigns and traditional advertising to keep this web site in front of visitors. Travelers are going to our site to search for local events, attractions, restaurants, things to do, visitor services and places to stay. Listed below are some web opportunities available for our partners.

  • Listing and direct link to your business
  • Banner advertising opportunities throughout the site
  • Promotion of local events on the calendar of events
  • Seasonal promotions highlighted with splash pages
  • lodging, meeting, relocation, and public relations leads available to partners
  • Photographs and details about your business

The Official Sarasota County Visitor Information Centers

VSC operates two official Sarasota Visitors Information Centers and a Visitor Information Vehicle.  The first information center is in downtown Sarasota (1710 Main Street, Sarasota, FL 34236), and the other at The Mall at University Town Center (140 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, FL 34243).

The centers are staffed by a team of volunteers eager to assist and share with our visitors where they can find a scrumptious dinner, amazing shopping, lodging and where to catch the best sunset on the west coast of Florida. The visitor center provides assistance to more than 70,000 visitors annually. Gain exposure for your business by providing the SCVB (Visit Sarasota County) with brochures to distribute to our visitors. Networking events and receptions held at the center give your business even more exposure. 


“Over the past 17 years we have followed VISIT SARASOTA COUNTY in their dedication, expertise, and vision in helping to further develop tourism throughout Sarasota County. We consider the VSC an extension of our marketing team! They have helped us develop new programs and further promote our business to families from all over. What I like best about VISIT SARASOTA COUNTY is that our participation in the programs they offer provides us with direct results! And as a General Manager, I find working with them has truly provided a better insight on market trends and I am thankful for all that the VSC and their volunteers do for us every week!” -Dawn M. Van Lanen, Tropical Shores Beach Resort