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Despite stalled growth in China, Brazil and Russia, a wave of newly middle-class travelers from the BRICs and beyond will start visiting international destinations in the coming decades — dwarfing the numbers we’ve seen thus far.
Canadian travelers love their Florida, Mexico and Caribbean vacations to escape Winter, and authorities are warning them about the virus outbreak. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is also closely monitoring the situation in the Caribbean.
It said there have been “confirmed cases” of chikungunya on the Caribbean islands of St. Martin/St Maarten, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Barthélemy and the British Virgin Islands.
The Canadian health agency said these cases marked the first time that locally acquired transmission of chikungunya has been detected in the region of the Americas.