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May
26
Sunset Music Series: Wendy Barmore Band
June
11
1 Dunedin Rotary Sprint Triathlon
June
24
Arts & Crafts Festival


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Who is Visit Dunedin?

In 2008 several local business volunteers organized under the banner Dunedin Destination Marketing Organization (Dunedin DMO) .  The purpose of the organization was to locate monies through grants and private business donations to enhance tourism for Dunedin as a whole through a marketing program that included print and TV media.   In 2010 we adopted the name Visit Dunedin to mirror the efforts of two other important tourism marketing entities – Visit Florida for our State and Visit St. Pete/Clearwater for our County.   Next we expanded by bringing in more financial partners and volunteers.  We purchased the domain name visitdunedinfl.com and designed a logo to represent our organization.

Our Founding Partners

  • Visit St. Pete/Clearwater
  • Toronto Blue Jays
  • City of Dunedin , FL
  • Downtown Dunedin Merchants Association
  • Dunedin Chamber of Commerce
  • Advantus Leisure Management ( Bon Appetit, Café Alfresco, Café Honeymoon)
  • Dunedin Fine Art Center
  • Honeymoon Island Administration
  • Dunedin Golf Club

Our History

2008

  • 100,000 rack brochures designed, printed and distributed annually in over 700 locations in the tri-county area
  • TV ad produced and broadcast throughout the Tampa Bay area to draw locals and visitors here in July and August
  • ½ page ad designed and inserted into the Visit St. Pete/ Clearwater Visitors Guide
  • Promoted Caladesi and Honeymoon Islands after the designation #1 Beach in America was announced nationwide by Dr. Beach
  • Promotional budget reached $76,000 

2009

  • Redesigned rack brochure and increased distribution to 125,000
  • Produced a second commercial that was shown over 370 times over 6 weeks
  • Worked with the Dunedin Chamber of Commerce to provide expanded website tourism information
  • Assisted with the Chamber of Commerce to set up and install a live tourism webcam with remote control capabilities in our downtown
  • Provided many co-op advertising opportunities for Dunedin businesses
  • Promotional budget reached $65,000

2010

  • Rack brochure distribution continues
  • Established discussions to bring the Jolley Trolley to Dunedin and coordinated the inaugural celebration
  • Coordinated the Dunedin Dine Around with Visit Florida and Visit St. Pete/Clearwater where meeting planners spent $10,000 in Dunedin Dollars
  • Coordinated the Where Guestbook and Quick Guide advertising
  • Promotional budget reached $65,000

2011

  • Brochure distribution continued and updated design
  • Where Guest Book and Quick Guide advertising updated and expanded
  • Branding assistance and financial contribution to the City
  • Jolley Trolley financial assistance to the City
  • Jolley Trolley advertising to draw visitors here
  • Destination Magazine Ads and Dunedin Exposure
  • Planned Promotional budget $94,000 
    ($68,000 achieved)

2012

  • Assisited Chamber of Commerce and City of Dunedin to establish a free WIFI zone for downtown tourists.
  • Contracted for a new tourism website visitdunedinfl.com
  • Continued brochure printing and distribution
  • Held meetings to bring outside corridors into our marketing plan.
  • Set groundwork for major online marketing plan for new web site visitdunedinfl.com
  • Explored outside advertising opportunities at our international airport

OUR SUCCESS!!

Over $200,000 dollars invested into tourism promotion to date
Measurable increases to Honeymoon Island and Caladesi Island, creating record visitor numbers
Substantial increases to Dunedin Chamber’s visitor center and website
Over $150,000 in volunteer labor hours from the committee members
Over 500,000 Dunedin brochures distributed in Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough Counties 

 Thank you to our current partners-
Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater
Toronto Blue Jays
City of Dunedin
Downtown Dunedin Merchants Association
Dunedin Chamber of Commerce
Dunedin Fine Art Center
Advantus Leisure Management
Dunedin Golf Club
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Beso del Sol
MJ Fashions & Gifts
My Favorite Things
The Celtic Shop of Dunedin
AdSharp
Barbara Flowers
Kelly’s, Chic a Boom Room & Blur
The Living Room/Dunedin Smokehouse
Maurice Jewelry Design
Palm Latitudes
Orange Blossom Creative Group
Off Broadway Salon
Michael’s Hair Designs
Nancy’s Fancy
Zucker and Zucker Marketing
Honeymoon Island Administration



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