Ft. Myers Beach Vacation Rentals Company, Beach Accommodations, Sees Increase in Canadian Visitors

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Summary:  Ft. Myers Beach vacation rentals company, Beach Accommodations, has experienced an increase in Canadian visitors over the past year.  This is in line with the steady increase Southwest Florida has seen in Canadian tourism, reaching an all time high for 2012. 


Fort Myers Beach, FL– Jan. 12, 2013       Canadian tourism in Southwest Florida is higher than ever before.  Beach Accommodations, a Fort Myers Beach vacation rentals company, has noticed an increase in Canadian visitors over the past year.   But, they are not the only ones.  Many other real estate and tourism businesses in Southwest Florida have reported seeing a steady increase in visits from our country’s northern border neighbors as well.

According to a recent NBC-2 news story, the majority of international visitors in 2011 were from Canada. This is the first time in history that Canadians have topped the list in Lee County.   The report also noted that, from January to November of 2012, Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) saw more visitors flying in from Canada than ever before.  More than 155,000 passengers flew in on the two Canadian airlines serving RSW.  This number is up more than 20% from the same time in 2011. In addition, Canadian carrier flights are up 17% this year from 2011. To accommodate this increase, RSW recently added an additional daily flight from Toronto and an additional weekly flight to and from Ottawa.

It doesn’t take a market analyst to understand why Southwest Florida is so appealing to Canadians. They can trade in the scarves for sunglasses, and enjoy beautiful sunshine, beaches, and tropical paradise conditions, even in the middle of January. However, in addition to this, there is also a favorable monetary exchange rate right now.  These factors, combined with the availability of more direct flights and increased marketing efforts for Southwest Florida, create the perfect combination for an influx of Canadian visitors.

“We have definitely seen an increase in Canadians booking beach vacation rentals over the past year or so,” said Kristin Odoski, Operations Manager for Beach Accommodations.  “Especially with the northern temperatures at record lows right now, more and more people are looking for a way to escape the cold, gloomy winter up north and come down to enjoy the tropical lifestyle on Fort Myers Beach!”

Beach Accommodations is more than happy to welcome the additional Canadian visitors to the area. To help Canadians and all other visitors find accommodations in Southwest Florida, the vacation rentals company has a comprehensive website, www.BeachAccommodations.com.  The website features a variety of vacation rentals on Fort Myers Beach, FL, including virtual tours, photos, and detailed information about each property.  In addition, Beach Accommodations has recently launched a second website, www.FortMyersBeachGulfVillas.com, which features detailed information about three of the most popular communities on Fort Myers Beach (Estero Island).  These properties include Estero Island Beach Villas, Gateway Villas, and Pink Shell Vacation Villas.
For more information or to reserve beach vacation rental properties, call Beach Accommodations on their toll free number 1-877-BEACH-IT.  To view properties, take virtual tours, or book online, visit www.beachaccommodations.com.

About Beach Accommodations, LLC:                

Beach Accommodations provides weekly, monthly and seasonal vacation rentals on beautiful Fort Myers Beach, FL (Estero Island).  Most are offered with a 3 night minimum during the summer/fall season.  They provide vacationers the perfect beach house for any occasion.  Properties include beach rentals such as beach homes, cottages, villas, and condo rentals. Enjoy beachfront, beachview, canal front, bayfront and near beach options.  For more information, or to inquire about available vacation rentals on Ft. Myers Beach, call toll free 1-877-BEACH-IT or visit  www.BeachAccommodations.com.  For information about the popular properties, Pink Shell Vacation Villas, Estero Island Beach Villas, and Gateway Villas, visit Beach Accommodations secondary website, www.FortMyersBeachGulfVillas.com

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