Published: Oct 13, 2010 9:57 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 13, 2010 6:57 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A local group wants to save travelers hundreds of dollars by bringing direct flights from Latin America and the Caribbean to Southwest Florida.

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is working with Southwest Florida International Airport in making the flights a reality.

Right now, travelers can only get to the region be connecting through Tampa or Miami.

Chamber representatives say the move could also bring dollars and businesses to Southwest Florida.

Visit the chamber's website at