Public Relations Association to Discuss Tourism Partnerships

Featured speakers will include Erin Duggan, vice-president of Visit Sarasota County, and Rick Piccolo, president/CEO of SRQ Airport.

03/15/2022 By Staff


Red Tide and Covid Didn’t Hurt Summer Tourism

Thanks to the great outdoors and an "open for business" atmosphere, June, July and August all saw gains over pre-pandemic numbers.

11/01/2021 By Kim Doleatto

All the deals

Here Are All the Restaurants Continuing to Offer Specials Deals After Savor Sarasota

Eleven restaurants are extending their summer specials.

06/23/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker


Visit Sarasota County Recognizes 'Voice of Sarasota'

Historian and author Jeff LaHurd is the recipient of the award.

05/06/2021 By Staff

Summertime Madness

Savor Sarasota Will Return June 1

The list of restaurants participating this year is nowhere near finalized, but it's never too early to start making dinner plans.

04/14/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Beach Guide

Visit Sarasota County Launches New Beaches Feature on App

Beach Pass encourages users to explore Sarasota County beaches and offers them a chance to earn exclusive prizes.

02/12/2021 By Staff


Are Snowbirds Flocking to Florida This Year?

Forty-four percent of snowbirds said they're not going away this winter because of the pandemic—but of the ones who are, 50 percent are coming to Florida.

12/22/2020 By Elizabeth Djinis


Visit Sarasota County Receives Two Destination Marketing Awards

VSC was recognized for outstanding Florida tourism marketing.

12/09/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Visit Sarasota County Announces Fiscal Year 2021 Board of Directors

Christine Johnson, president of Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast, has been named board chair.

12/03/2020 By Staff


Visit Sarasota County Receives Meetings Destination Recognition

This is the sixth year that Visit Sarasota County has received the award.

10/16/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Visit Sarasota County President Re-Appointed to Visit Florida Board of Directors

Virginia Haley currently serves as the 2019-2020 Chair of the Visit Florida board.

06/18/2020 By Staff

That time of year again

Savor Sarasota Returns Next Week

The annual restaurant promotion offers multi-course meals at outstanding prices.

05/13/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coping with COVID-19

When Will Tourism Return to Sarasota County, and in What Form?

Virginia Haley on how Visit Sarasota is planning for the near future.

05/01/2020 By Ilene Denton


Visit Sarasota County Closes Visitor Centers, Boosts Virtual Support

Visitors can call or email, or check in with the organization on social media.

03/16/2020 By Staff


Panel Discussion Covers Ways Young Professionals Can Give Back

As part of Sarasota Magazine's fourth annual GeneroCity event, leading young professionals will discuss how to become involved with local nonprofits.

01/23/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Visit Sarasota County Announces 2020 Board of Directors

Christine Johnson of the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast has been named board chair.

01/09/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Visit Sarasota County Names New Meeting Sales Manager

In her new position, Walker will help the tourism bureau better identify, attract and entertain conferences, meetings and groups.

12/16/2019 By Staff


Visit Sarasota County, Discover DeSoto Update Local Farm Guide

The guide information on locally owned farms, farmers markets, community gardens, culinary events and farm resources.

11/25/2019 Photography by Staff


Visit Sarasota County Launches Promotional Discount Initiative

From September 1-30, 2019, visitors and locals can take advantage of big savings on hotels, attractions, restaurants, shops and more.

08/28/2019 By Staff

Get with the program

Here Are All 16 Restaurants Participating in Savor Sarasota for the First Time This Year

Bavaro's, Rudolph's, Reyna's and Speaks are just some of the new eateries offering Savor Sarasota deals beginning next week.

05/20/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker