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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.

 

Current Sponsors

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

    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