About Us

Who We Are

Visit Tampa Bay, Hillsborough County’s official destination marketing organization, encourages adventurous travelers to unlock our destination’s trove of unique treasures. We are a not-for-profit 501 (c) (6) organization that works with more than 750 partners to tell the world the story of our home – the hip, urban heart of the Gulf Coast of Florida.

The tourism industry is a significant driver of Hillsborough County's economic development.  The $3.6 billion in visitor spending supports a total of $5.6 billion in sales across the county, these sales create more than 48,000 jobs with associated incomes of over $2.1 billion.  Aside from jobs and income, Hillsborough residents benefit from tourism due to the $347 million it generates in state and local taxes revenues.

We are funded in part by Tourism Development Collections (aka the bed tax) gathered in Hillsborough County from overnight visitors. These funds provide resources to support the base marketing, advertising and promotions programs; office operations; partnership marketing; customer services; and administrative support functions that support all other departments.

 


Our Mission

To create vibrant economic development for our community by collaboratively increasing visitation to Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay Visitor Center & Gift Shop

When in Tampa, stop by our Visitor Center & Gift Shop for information on Tampa Bay from knowledgeable visitor information counselors and shop for unique gifts and souvenirs to commemorate your trip.

Tampa Bay Visitor Center & Gift Shop
615 Channelside Dr., Suite 101A
Tampa , FL 33602
Phone: (813) 226-0293

Visit Tampa Bay

401 E. Jackson St., Suite 2100
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: (813) 223-1111 or (800) 44-TAMPA
Fax: (813) 229-6616

General Questions: Info@VisitTampaBay.com
Website Problems & Feedback: Webmaster@VisitTampaBay.com

Click here for a list of Visit Tampa Bay departments and staff members.

Learn more about the Tampa Bay Sports Commission and Film Tampa Bay.

Visit Tampa Bay, local businesses, civic leaders and the community have formed a partnership to service your need for accurate, official and reliable information about the Tampa area. The information provided on this site has you and the pleasure of your travels as the first priority.