Peak season on the Suncoast is coming to an end and Visit Sarasota County said they saw more visitors than in past years. Visit Sarasota County released numbers from January through March 2019. They report 418,040 visitors came to Sarasota County and stayed in paid lodging during that time. That is a 1.6% Increase from the previous year. The winter visitors also spent an estimated $525 million in the county.
Although there is a slight increase in tourism from last year, Visit Sarasota County said they have not fully bounced back from the impact red tide had on tourism.