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WHY SPONSOR VISIT TAMPA BAY?

From road crews to restaurants, banks to breweries, Tampa Bay tourism impacts nearly every local business with more than $3.5 billion spent in Hillsborough County each year. And the ripple effect lasts longer than the average family vacation. Many of today’s tourists become tomorrow’s residents, neighbors and coworkers, creating even more economic and cultural growth. We ask you to join Visit Tampa Bay as an Official Sponsor and be part of a select community of leading local businesses – of all industries and sizes – that work together to build a stronger future for Tampa Bay.

 

 

Thanks to our Corporate Sponsors for helping support tourism and economic development:

Tourism Champion Sponsors


    Tourism Advocate Sponsors


      Corporate Sponsors

        HOW TOURISM IMPACTS THE

        TAMPA BAY ECONOMY

        Over 20 million people visit Hillsborough County each year and that number continues to grow.  Visit Tampa Bay promotes our area regionally, nationally and internationally to all kinds of travelers.  Tourism revenues support our parks, sports venues, and so many other entities that are vital for our residents and businesses, alike. Visitors to Tampa Bay support the local economy:

        • Spend over $3.9 billion annually
        • Generate over $6.1 billion in business sales 
        • Sustain more than 49,800 jobs
        • Fund incomes of over $2.3 billion
        • Support 1 in 19 jobs
        • Create over $877 million in state and local tax revenue

         

        GAIN VISIBILITY

        MARKET YOUR BRAND

        Visit Tampa Bay offers sponsors great benefits:

        • Opportunities to market your brand and services to the contacts from over 750 Visit Tampa Bay tourism business partners
        • “Presenting Sponsorship” of private Visit Tampa Bay industry events
        • Articles and logo recognition in email newsletters that go out to partner contacts

         

        Market your brand and services to the Tampa Bay community and visitors from around the world who visit Hillsborough County:

        • “Presenting Sponsorship” of community events open to the public
        • Preferred advertising rates for ads in the official Visitors Guide for Visit Tampa Bay and on the official Visit Tampa Bay website
        • Partner with Visit Tampa Bay on multi-million dollar consumer advertising campaigns
        • Advertising, product sales and sampling opportunities at the Visit Tampa Bay Visitor Center located in downtown Tampa
        • Social Media messages and takeovers

         

        ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

        • Opportunity for Visit Tampa Bay President/CEO Santiago C. Corrada to be a no-fee speaker at sponsor events.

         

        Santiago C. Corrada

        Santiago C. Corrada

        President & CEO, Visit Tampa Bay
        • VIP tickets to Visit Tampa Bay partner events for entertaining key clients and/or rewarding employees.

          TAILORED JUST FOR YOU

          CUSTOMIZATION OF SPONSORSHIP

          Every Sponsor is different and has unique needs, sales and marketing goals, and community outreach initiatives. Visit Tampa Bay will customize your Sponsorship to include the benefits that are most appealing to your business and best help you achieve your goals. Let’s talk and figure out what is best for you!

          TOURISM CHAMPION SPONSOR

          $10,000+

          TOURISM ADVOCATE SPONSOR

          $5,000 - $10,000

          CORPORATE SPONSOR

          $2,000 - $5,000

           

          Sponsors will be recognized by government officials, the business community, and the general public as a proud supporter of local tourism and an investor in economic development. 


           

          Sam Rubenzer

          Sam Rubenzer

          Director of Business Development

          P:  813.218.3841

          SRubenzer@VisitTampaBay.com