International Tourism to Return to Southwest Florida

While Collier County is on pace to see record tourism this year, and Southwest Florida International Airport is seeing record passenger numbers, most of this activity stems from visitors within the State and elsewhere in the US. But that could be about to change.

International tourism to return
International tourism has been almost non-existent in Southwest Florida this year, due to COVID-related travel restrictions that will soon ease.

The U.S. will lift restrictions for fully vaccinated international visitors starting Nov. 8, which is expected to benefit the region in a big way, with the anticipated return of Europeans to the region.

In its latest survey, Research Data Services found that nearly 60% of European travelers fall into the “green light” category, meaning they are ready to travel and will probably do so in the next three months.

More than half of those visitors indicated they’re interested in traveling to Florida, yet another positive sign. (Naples Daily News)

I have been pointing out for some weeks that we are likely to see a very busy real estate market this winter as returning visitors from Europe and Canada, some of whom will be here to buy property, will find greatly reduced supply.

If you are ready to buy please contact me so that we can make sure you understand the process of buying here, are ready to make an offer when a property you like becomes available – and you have me working actively on your behalf, seeking properties which may or may not be on the public market.

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Andrew Oliver
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