Southwest Florida’s beaches have been named among the top ten U.S. travel destinations for 2006. A travel trend survey of Carlson Wagonlit Travel Agency Associates asked travel agents to identify their top bookings for 2006 and Lee County’s barriers island and beaches placed ninth on the list. Other desirable destinations on the top ten list include Las Vegas, Orlando, Honululu, Maui and New York City. The area is collecting other kudos as well. In its January 13 issue Life magazine named Sanibel and Captiva “Gifts from the Sea” one of ten perfect island getaways for quote “families suffering from theme park overload”. Tourism is Lee County’s number one industry = pumping about two billion dollars a year into the local economy.
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