The mission of the Leisure Travel department is to utilize proven destination sales & marketing strategies to impact consumers and the travel industry sending tour and travel business to Pinellas County. The St. Petersburg/Clearwater Area is presented as a distinctive and vibrant destination, featuring three of the top rated beaches in the United States. Pinellas County offers leisure visitors 35 miles of beaches, each with its own personality. St. Pete/Clearwater is rich with heritage, culture and ecology waiting to be explored by a broad range of leisure travelers. Participation in a variety of consumer shows, retail travel agent dinners and training seminars, domestic and international wholesale product launches, sales missions and on-going destination training with key digital travel partners allows the Leisure Travel Department access to a diverse cross-section of potential visitors and travel product decision makers. With two internationally based field offices, as well as a team of sales professionals in the destination, the Leisure Travel Department is positioned to market the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area worldwide.