In just a few weeks winter tourism will be replaced with the hustle and bustle of spring visitors, but right now winter guests grace the beach. South Walton beaches are reporting the shoulder season to be a great success this far. Despite the cold weather winter visitors are still hitting local shops and restaurants.
From retail to real-estate, winter of 2013 is shaping up to be both fun for tourist and profitable for locals. Old Florida Outfitters in Watercolor is reporting an increase in sales over last year, a that trend is rolling over real-estate.
The Premier Property Group market report says 30A sales are up 25% over last year and overall sales have increased by 17%.
Another sign of a healthy winter season, hotels are reporting stays are followed with a reservation for the next visit.