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Will This Attract British Tourists to Lee County?

The idea is to bring together the Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel — and Disney.sandcastle.jpg

It’s a hook for British tourists, said Jeanne Bigos, Lee County resort sales and marketing director.

Bigos’ dream is to get it on the cover of Virgin Holidays’ catalogue of travel packages for 2007.

Virgin Holidays is an affiliate of Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic Airlines. It’s the tour operator that brings the most visitors from the United Kingdom to Florida.

Southwest Florida bills itself as the natural antidote to theme-park overdose. But the sand castle is unabashedly Disney-esque, because the English are nuts about Central Florida theme parks.  

Read the full article in the News-Press. Visit Lee County Visitor’s Web Site.

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  1. Catherine:
    Glad to hear it!

    You will not be dissapointed, I assure you. You will appreciate the beautiful beaches, and the relaxed atmosphere… especially compared to the hustle and bustle of Orlando and Disney.

    One of our favorites on Sanibel/Captiva is Tween Waters Inn, which has casual elegance, and great pool bar (fantastic burgers), a day spa, and a quiet beach. Also a great resort for boaters as they have a full-service marina.

    August 22, 2006
  2. Great article. We almost always fly with Virgin, and visit Disney often, but I’m ashamed to say, we never venture far from there. I have a Disney deals website, and visit Disney a lot for research. But, we are planning to visit some of the surrounding areas soon and will keep Fort Myers and Sanibel in mind.

    August 22, 2006

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