Community leaders headline Visit Tampa Bay’s warm welcome to all  

Tampa, FL (August 15, 2023) – It’s something they’ve been doing all along — warmly welcoming visitors from across the globe to boldly experience the authenticity only Tampa Bay can offer. Now, community leaders are joining Visit Tampa Bay to tout this universal sense of belonging to the world. 

Working in collaboration with Mad Bear Productions, Visit Tampa Bay has produced and released a new video showcasing the warm, welcoming vibe everyone, no matter who they are, or where they come from, will feel when they visit the area. And with Tampa Bay’s most influential community leaders playing a leading role, the video echoes the many ways this rich, diverse destination embraces all people. 

“It’s an honor to be a part of a destination that welcomes all people and has industry leaders that support our ethos of welcoming people from all backgrounds,” said Santiago C. Corrada, president & CEO of Visit Tampa Bay. “Our phenomenal summer of success mirrors our inclusive nature, with an array of diverse groups, including Nazarene Youth Convention, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Florida Out Coast Convention, making Tampa Bay their destination of choice.” 

Visit Tampa Bay’s new welcome video proudly displays the melting pot of cultures that reflect the destination’s diversity with community leaders like the honorable Mayor Jane Castor, Hillsborough County Commissioner Gwen Myers and many others, playing a significant role. 

Tampa Bay is a destination rooted in its rich diversity and inclusive nature and continues to be a leader in the tourism and hospitality industry and continues to promote the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Visit Tampa Bay invites all visitors to experience hospitality that shines as bright as the sunshine in Tampa Bay.  


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.