Sanibel Island is in Lee County.
Unable to find numbers specific to the island as yet.
County takes tourism hit
Originally posted on: Friday, October 03, 2008 by Ryan Hughes
Last updated on: 10/3/2008 4:57:49 PM
LEE COUNTY: Brand new numbers into the Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau show a significant decline in tourism in August 2008 over August 2007.
"We had a tropical storm, with what's happening with the economy, you can't get away without turning on the TV and hearing bad news," said Suya Davenport, Executive Director of the Bureau.
Records indicate 352,000 people visited Lee County in August. That's a decline of 16-percent compared to the previous year.
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