COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- It's a year for the record books in Collier County. Each month, tourism set a new high, and on Christmas it didn't slow down.
"It's usually mellow and everyone's in a good mood, so it's fun. But yesterday was more like work. I was actually very busy," said Larry Liss.
Larry Liss owns the Blue Mussel on 5th Avenue. He said he didn't expect to see so many people shopping.
"A lot of people were actually buying yesterday," said Liss.
Experts said our weather, of course, is partly responsible for the boom in business, along with other factors.
"We've got a great economy running right now, the stock market did another all time high today," said Bruce Seigel.
Bruce Seigel, the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Ritz Carlton in Naples said his hotel has been busy and will soon be all full.
"We will be tomorrow for the next five nights and then it stays that way pretty much through January, February, and March. It's a great forecast."
With no signs of slowing down, Seigel said 2014 is shaping up to be another successful year.
"When you look out for the future, we're pretty excited," said Seigel.
Collier County tourism leaders also have big plans for 2014 and will market more aggresively to major cities in the northeast, like Philadelphia and Boston.