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Explore Marketing LLC

Explore Marketing LLC

Cocoanut Ave 5th Street, Sarasota 34239, Florida, Sarasota County, United States



Travel Agent / Tour Operators
Establishment year:
General info

With 15 years of experience in the international tourism industry, Explore Marketing LLC's founder Stefan Merkl is passionate and well-connected to kick start your international tourism efforts.

We will help your business grow by working with top international travel trade representatives, who add to your bottom line by bringing overseas travelers from around the globe, including leisure group and FIT visitors, MICE and student travelers.

Our professional and cost effective business development, marketing and representation solutions are a perfect way for destinations and high quality travel experiences across the United States to understand the needs of the international travel trade and engage appropriately.


From identifying a tourism strategy for your business or destination, to functioning as an extension of your sales and marketing team, we will work with you in a variety of ways to ensure your product has increased exposure to travel trade buyers from around the globe. Here are some ways of how we collaborate with clients:

  • Annual Engagement: When working with us on a retainer, you will enjoy year-round professional support and increased visibility across the international travel trade sector:
    • Assess your current engagement with the trade and develop a tourism strategy.
    • Identify and adjust your operational processes and marketing messages.
    • Align products to better fit the needs of international travelers and trade buyers.
    • Coach your sales and marketing team on trade communication and engagement.
    • Connect you with a vast network of international travel trade partners.
    • Represent your product at domestic and international travel trade events.
    • Contract your services with international travel trade buyers​.
  • Sales Missions: Join us for our sales missions to meet travel trade buyers face-to-face during office meetings, networking luncheons and agent trainings.
  • Project Work:  Short-handed or need support on specific projects? We represent clients at trade events, manage destination marketing campaigns, and more.



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