Visit Tampa Bay recognized with Flagler Awards at Florida Governor's Conference on Tourism.

Tampa, FL (September 13, 2023) – Roaring applause! That’s the sound that reverberated through a ballroom bursting with industry luminaries as Visit Tampa Bay’s team stepped on stage three separate times to collect coveted industry honors.  

The team’s innovative marketing efforts and creative prowess were recognized during the Flagler Awards ceremony September 6, as part of 2023 Florida Governor’s Conference on Tourism at the Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando. Named for Henry Flagler, the Flagler Awards were established in 2000 by Visit Florida to recognize outstanding tourism marketing in Florida. And each year, they honor the countless individuals and organizations that help maintain and improve Florida’s position as one of the world’s most popular travel destinations. 

Visit Tampa Bay Marketing team accepting Flagler Award on stage

Visit Tampa Bay took home two first place “Henry” Awards for the “Measure the Treasure in Tampa Bay” campaign in the Tourism Advocacy category and the “Visit Tampa Gay Guide” in the Resource/Promotional Material-Consumer category. We also captured a Silver Award for the “Tampa Riverwalk Attraction Pass” in the Mobile Marketing category.  

“We are delighted that our efforts have elevated and amplified the Tampa Bay region as a dynamic destination,” said Visit Tampa Bay’s President and CEO, Santiago C. Corrada. “To be recognized with these top industry honors is a testament to the dedication of our team, partners, and industry.”  

The Flagler Awards are open to all individuals, private businesses, and not-for-profit organizations offering a product or service that promotes tourism to or within the state of Florida. This year’s awards drew entries from Florida’s tourism partners, large and small, and resulted in winners at three budget levels in 18 categories. 


The heart of Florida’s Gulf Coast beats in Tampa Bay. Visit Tampa Bay encourages adventurous travelers to unlock sun, fun and culture in Florida’s most diverse travel destination. As a not-for-profit corporation certified by Destinations International’s Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP), we work with hundreds of partners to tell the world the story of Tampa Bay. Treasure awaits.