Organization Statement

The Tourist Development Council (TDC) and staff of Visit St. Pete/Clearwater (VSPC) are responsible for making recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) on matters relating to the Tourist Development Tax. This tax is used to strengthen the local economy and increase employment through the ongoing promotion and development of tourism, Pinellas County's major industry.

More About the Brand

Visit St. Pete/Clearwater is a Florida Gulf Coast gem that represents a place where visitors can experience America’s Best Beaches alongside a surprisingly diverse gathering of experiences. Composed of a collection of unique communities and neighborhoods that form their own distinct character, the destination offers a combination of urban upscale, low-key trendy, authentic and beachy lifestyle experiences where visitors can find their vibe, no matter what it is.

Mission Statement

VSPC is a department of Pinellas County Government and is the official tourism marketing and management organization for the St. Pete/Clearwater area. Visit St. Pete/Clearwater Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) is charged with enhancing the county's economy by increasing direct visitor expenditures and job development, training and retention in the tourism industry. The organization works domestically and internationally to develop and enhance sustainable tourism for the St. Pete/Clearwater area in both the leisure and meetings markets and targets consumers, travel media, the travel industry, meeting and conference planners, sports promoters and film producers with research-driven marketing programs touting beaches, sports, arts and culture and nature-based opportunities. St. Pete/Clearwater also leads a community-based team to market the benefits of tourism to local residents while working with varied interests to assist in the development of new attractions and the redevelopment of others.

Vision Statement

To make St. Pete/Clearwater your destination of choice. 

Our Traveler's Personal Values

  • Expecting the unexpected
  • Being fully present, completely in the moment
  • Indulging one’s passion for water, sun and sand
  • Amplifying or magnifying the range of emotions one feels
  • Seeking experiences that provoke a deep range of self-expression
  • Appreciating concentrated experiences that one doesn’t normally experience side-by-side