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Visit Florida's Red Tide Recovery Marketing Program is free

August 27, 2018
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Through Visit Florida's Red Tide Recovery Marketing Program, the following programs are available immediately at no cost to core tourism businesses located in the affected counties:

- Complimentary brochure distribution at all five official Florida Welcome Centers

Available through Feb. 28, businesses may ship a maximum of 2,000 brochures per Welcome Center for distribution. For more information and to secure a brochure placement, contact the Visitor Services Department at

- Complimentary Lobby Booth program at four highway Welcome Centers

Available through Feb. 28, businesses may schedule a time to participate in the Lobby Booth Display program. Contact the Welcome Centers at to set up a location and time.

- Complimentary VISIT FLORIDA marketing partnership

Core tourism businesses within the affected areas have the opportunity to get a Small Business Marketing Partnership free of charge through Feb. 28. With the partnership, businesses receive an enhanced web listing on, the ability to submit social media posts for consideration, ability to promote partner-to-partner specials and more.

- Exposure on VISIT FLORIDA's media website

Businesses are encouraged to submit news releases to be posted on the media website. Press releases should provide newsworthy updates for the consumer travel media and offer a story idea that is unique and compelling to the local Florida area. All news releases are subject to review and approval. Email information and photos to

Participation in the programs is limited to core tourism businesses in Charlotte, Collier, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Pinellas and Sarasota counties.



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