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ABOUT US

Who We Are

Visit Tampa Bay encourages adventurous travelers to unlock our destination's trove of unique treasures. We are a private, 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.

Visit 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.

One Tampa City Center
201 North Franklin Street, Suite 2900
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: (813) 223-1111 or (800) 44-TAMPA

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.

 

Unlock Tampa Bay Visitors Center

When in Tampa, stop by our Visitors Center & Gift Shop for information on Tampa Bay from knowledgeable visitor information counselors and shop for unique gifts and souvenirs to commemorate your trip. The store is open from 10-6pm Monday-Saturday and 11-5pm Sunday. 


Unlock Tampa Bay Visitors Center
One Tampa City Center
201 North Franklin Street, Suite 102
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: (813) 223-2752