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Partners In Tourism & Hospitality

Tourism is a multimillion-dollar industry in Charlotte County—and growing. We welcome area businesses looking to partner with us to continue strengthening our destination and the quality of life we all enjoy.

The Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for Charlotte County. Our role is to increase awareness of the Charlotte Harbor area domestically and internationally as a travel destination of choice. Marketing strategies are targeted to encourage leisure, business and group travel, including individuals, families, group tours, meetings and conferences, weddings, reunions, sports competitions, special events and film projects. The Visitor & Convention Bureau's efforts generate revenue for resorts, hotels, vacation rental companies, RV and camping venues as well as restaurants, retailers, attractions, recreational activities and supporting service companies.

Our partners support our overall sales and marketing efforts and provide the foundation for creating a welcoming visitor experience that is unique to Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte and Englewood Beach and other communities within Charlotte County. To be a partner, your business must reside in Charlotte County and be focused on services that support visitors coming from outside the local area.

Join Us – Won’t You?

There is no cost involved to become a partner of the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau, but we ask for a commitment from you to keep your information up to date and relevant to potential visitors who visit the PureFlorida.com website. If your information is incorrect and out of date, with low quality photography and such, it reflects negatively on the destination.

 If you’re interested in working with us, contact us at 941.743.1900 or partners@pureflorida.com.

Partner Benefits:
  • Your business will be represented on the PureFlorida.com website
  • Exposure to media and influencers who visit our area to write stories or post their experiences in the area—and with your business—to the public
  • Monthly emails with details on our activities
  • Advertising opportunities in our Visitor Guide (Adventure Journal)
  • Opt in to receive weekly leads from potential visitors
  • Display your brochures in the Visitor Center
  • Access to co-operative advertising programs curated by our team
  • Access to purchasing additional exposure on PureFlorida.com through Destination Travel Network
  • Co-operative pricing to exhibit in the Visitor & Convention Bureau booth at trade shows where we exhibit
Tourism Matters in Charlotte County, FL

Fiscal Year 2020:

Visitor Spending Total Economic Impact   

$622,140,500

Direct Spending on Accommodations, Restaurants, Groceries, Transportation, Attractions, Entertainment and Shopping

$429,062,400

Total Visitors

699,400

Room Nights in Paid Accommodations 

1,070,597

Tourism-Supported Jobs  

7,728

Tourism-Generated Wages and Salaries

$166,465,300

Number of visitors to create a job

91




We invite you to be a part of Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach’s success in continuing to attract visitors to our beautiful area.