WHY SPONSOR I AM 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.

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

I am Tampa Bay offers sponsors great benefits:

  • Opportunities to market your brand and services to the contacts from over 100 tourism business partners

  • 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 and on the official website

  • Partner with us on consumer advertising campaigns

  • Social Media messages and takeovers

HOW TO BECOME A SPONSOR

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