VSPC Awarded Gulf Promotional Grant for Second Straight Year

St. Pete/Clearwater, FL (Sept. 4, 2013) - For the second year in a row, Visit St. Pete/Clearwater has received funding to promote local gulf tourism and seafood through BP's Gulf Seafood and Tourism Promotional Fund.

A total of 450 organizations applied for funding in 2013, but only 60 organizations were awarded grants, with individual funding amounts ranging from $25,000 to the maximum award of $500,000.

Eleven of this year's recipients hailed from Florida, and both Visit St. Pete/Clearwater and Visit Florida, the state tourism board, were the only destination marketing organizations in the state to receive the maximum grant of $500,000.