CVB Info

Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater (VSPC), the Pinellas County's Convention & Visitors Bureau is a department of Pinellas County government and is the official tourism marketing and management organization for the county. VSPC is charged with enhancing the county's economy by increasing direct visitor expenditures and job development, training and retention in the tourism industry. It works domestically and internationally to develop and enhance consumers, travel media, the travel industry, meeting and conference planners, sports promoters and film producers with research-driven marketing programs focusing on beaches, sports, arts and culture and nature-based opportunities. VSPC 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. Over the years, visitors have been the number one driving force in the economy of the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area. From 2000 to the present, visitors to the area contributed billions to the community through direct and indirect expenditures. There is not one segment of the local economy that is not touched by tourism. The St. Petersburg/Clearwater area provides a vacation atmosphere for leisure travelers, but it also serves the meetings and conventions market, providing a sophisticated metropolitan setting. 2011 Key Destination Metrics 2009 St. Pete/Clearwater Destination Profile 2008 St. Pete/Clearwater Destination Profile