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Published: Monday, January 14, 2013 at 09:50 AM.

Those visitors primarily identify themselves as explorers/ adventurers and planners. They are largely looking for solitude and the outdoors.

More than half of visitors said they stay a full week and have visited in the past year – 90 percent indicated they had visited Gulf County in the past two years.

Nearly one in five indicated they had visited Gulf County at least five times in the past two years.

Summer is the strongest season, but more than half said they visited in the fall or spring, which Jenkins said provides some insight into potential growth opportunities in the shoulder months or winter.

She also noted that 75 percent of visitors venture outside the county to shop or eat, presenting another opportunity for growth by expanding eating and shopping options in the county, Jenkins said.

One in three survey respondents said they wanted to see no changes to Gulf County other than more restaurants and more deals at those restaurants.

Nearly one out of three visitors said they visit Gulf County because it was unique.

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