Gulf oil disaster spills over to tourism on clean beaches

11 August 10

| Green Travel News |

Though there seems to be progress in stopping the leak in the Gulf, misperceptions about oil on beaches may take far longer for the travel industry to fix. Travelocity conducted a poll of more than 2 thousand Americans and found that travelers believe the oil has spread far beyond its actual reach. For example, 1 in 4 respondents named the Florida Keys as one of the top 3 destinations impacted by the spill, though it is not. One in 4 also named Panama City, Florida, as affected, although its beaches are clean and open.

Travelocity Gulf Oil Spill Poll results

chart courtesy of Travelocity

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