SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

Tourism continues to grow in Santa Barbara.

The 2013-14 fiscal year is the best ever according to Visit Santa Barbara. Number are up across the board. More people coming in and more dollars coming with them.

It's good news for businesses, restaurants and hotels. Hotels and resorts are seeing a slight rebound from the recession and pulling in more group and convention reservations.

Visit Santa Barbara says the south coast area generates a total of $1.5 billion in visitor-related spending annual and supports 12,000 jobs.