Visit Sarasota County Announces NEW Packages to Promote Cultural & Heritage Travel

The U.S. Cultural and Heritage Tourism Marketing Council LLC (USCHT), the travel trade organization whose mission is to market US cultural and heritage tourism to national and international traveler and Visit Sarasota County (formerly the Sarasota Convention & Visitors Bureau) announce a New Cultural & Heritage Package to experience this popular travel destination:

Sarasota Cultural Sampler.   This package encompasses a unique opportunity to visit the Ringling Museum, which is considered to be the foundation of Sarasota’s art scene.  The Ringling visit includes priority entrance to The Ringling Museum, access to the first and second floors of Ca’ d’Zan and discounts at the Ringling restaurants, cafes and gift  store.  It also offers a Private Behind the Scenes Tour of the historic Sarasota Opera House.  In addition the package includes a $15 gift certificate for lunch at the elegant Café Europe on St. Armand’s Circle and a “Visit Sarasota” Tote Bag to take home.  $65

Visit Sarasota County in partnership with the USCHT to develop this experiential Sarasota Sample packages to highlight the community’s cultural and heritage offerings to  new cultural and heritage visitors.  It also is designed to inspire current visitors to extend their stay to experience and learn more about Sarasota’s unique cultural and heritage. 

The package is available at, and other online travel trade sites.

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About Visit Sarasota County

Visit Sarasota (formerly the Sarasota Convention & Visitors Bureau) is the sales and marketing organization contracted by the Sarasota County Tourist Development Council (TDC) to champion the growth of business and leisure tourism in Sarasota County. VISIT SARASOTA COUNTY (the VSC) is the official and primary provider of visitor information for Sarasota County where tourism is the top industry.

VSC operates the official Sarasota Visitors Information Center located at 701 North Tamiami Trail, south of the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. The Visitors Center is staffed by fifty knowledgeable volunteers who welcome approximately 100,000 visitors and newcomers a year to the area.   To learn more about Visit Sarasota County and to plan your visit:

About the U.S. Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council

The U.S. Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council (USCHT)represents leading U.S. tourism destinations, attractions and travel partners engaged in marketing U.S. Cultural and Heritage to travelers from throughout the USA and around the world. The primary purpose of this travel trade association is to package, market and sell U.S. Cultural and Heritage Tourism experiences to domestic and international visitors.

USCHT also publishes an annual guide, The Cultural Traveler, in partnership with Shop America Alliance and the Museum Store Association, co-produces the annual ONE Travel Conference for Shopping, Dining and Cultural Tourism and the SASI-ONE Awards in partnership with Shop America Alliance and conducts market research on the cultural and heritage traveler.

For additional information about the U.S. Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council, visit, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 843-341-6392. To view and purchase the USCHT Marketing Council’s cultural & heritage tour packages, visit


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