Southwest Florida is seeing fewer seasonal residents so far this year. The warm weather up north has many people sticking around and waiting to make the trek south.
The Fort Myers Convention and Visitors Bureau says the good news for businesses is they’re coming – and soon.
Shops in downtown Fort Myers have noticed a big customer base missing this year.
A lot of Canadians haven’t come down because the currency exchange rate isn’t so good, but AAA spokeswoman Marsha Kut said after January 1st, she thinks we’ll see a big increase in traffic on the roads.
AAA notes that 91% of the people traveling to Florida this winter are driving, and that’s because of the cheap gas prices.