Hotels, resorts, cruise lines and other businesses in the transportation industry are already suffering huge losses in Florida and they have just been hit again with the Swine Flu headlines!
The bad economy is wrecking havoc on the tourism industry and the Swine Flu headlines are only making things worse. European countries are warning residents to avoid visits to North America. Other countries are banning imports of American beef and pork, even though you cannot catch the flu from eating meat.
Hotels, resorts, cruise lines and other businesses in the transportation industry are already suffering huge losses and they have just been hit again. Americans are being told to stay away from Mexico and Mexico has closed public buildings, sporting events, schools and even the churches, in an attempt to contain this pandemic virus that appears to be escalating in that country.
Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island is a tourist community. The Amelia Island Plantation has cut back worker‚Äôs hours and I presume other resorts and tourism related businesses, right here at home, have done the same.
Dr. Kelji Fukuda, Assistant Director of the World Health Organization has said that at least six countries have reported cases of the swine flu. Experts are predicting a moderate outbreak this spring, a quiet summer and potentially a full blown epidemic in the fall.
Only five US states are reporting confirmed cases of the Swine Flu and there have been no US deaths related to the virus. There have been no cases reported in Florida! If you feel like you have flu like symptoms, please call you doctor and stay home!