Contact

CONTACT

Questions about the event?
Craig Thomas
Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel
850-542-3553
cthomas@VISITFLORIDA.org

Interested in sponsoring GC?
850-205-3815
adsales@VISITFLORIDA.org

Local and News Media Inquiries
Leslie Pearsall
Communications Manager
850-205-3865
lpearsall@VISITFLORIDA.org

About VISIT FLORIDA

VISIT FLORIDA, the state’s official tourism marketing corporation, serves as Florida’s official source for travel planning to visitors across the globe. VISIT FLORIDA is not a government agency, but rather a not-for-profit corporation created as a public/private partnership by the Florida Legislature in 1996.

Florida’s tourism industry was responsible for welcoming 127.0 million visitors in 2018. Based on the latest economic impact study, Florida visitors contributed $85.9 billion to Florida’s economy and supported 1.5 million Florida jobs in 2017. According to the Office of Economic and Demographic Research, for every $1 the state invests in VISIT FLORIDA, $2.15 in tax revenue is generated.

Each year, the Florida Legislature appropriates public funding to be allocated for tourism marketing. VISIT FLORIDA is required to match those public funds dollar-for-dollar, which is done by actively recruiting the state’s tourism industry to invest as Partners through cooperative advertising campaigns, promotional programs and many other marketing ventures. Through this public/private partnership, VISIT FLORIDA serves more than 13,000 tourism industry businesses, including major strategic alliance partnerships with Busch Gardens Tampa, Disney Destinations, The Hertz Corporation, Hilton, LEGOLAND Florida Resort, SeaWorld Parks & Resorts Orlando, Simon Shopping Destinations and Universal Orlando Resort.

VISIT FLORIDA facilitates tourism industry participation in domestic and international travel trade and consumer shows, as well as media missions to the top global visitor markets. VISIT FLORIDA also works closely with travel agents, tour operators, meeting and event planners, and is responsible for operating Florida’s four Official Welcome Centers.

VISIT FLORIDA has staff positions in Florida and an international team of contracted staff covering Canada, China, Germany, Latin America and the United Kingdom.

Corporate Headquarters
VISIT FLORIDA
2540 W. Executive Center Circle
Suite 200
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: 850-488-5607
Industry Site: www.VISITFLORIDA.org