Articles tagged “gulf coast”

Mississippi City Lowers Confederate-Themed Flag to Better Attract Visitors

Mississippi City Lowers Confederate-Themed Flag to Better Attract Visitors

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press

Intolerance is bad for tourism. Just look at how much revenue North Carolina lost because of its 'bathroom bill.' Now that more jurisdictions are lowering their confederate flags, Mississippi could go a step further and start investing more in civil rights tourism.

2 years ago

BP Gulf Oil Spill Damage Valued at $17.2 Billion as Tourism Still Struggles

BP Gulf Oil Spill Damage Valued at $17.2 Billion as Tourism Still Struggles

Alex Nussbaum, Bloomberg

The BP oil spill scared tourists away from the Gulf Coast for years and effects still linger. These states, especially Mississippi and Alabama, can't afford to have their cruise terminals, beaches, wildlife, and seafood poisoned.

2 years ago

BP Oil Spill Money Helps Alabama Rebuild a Beachfront Hotel

BP Oil Spill Money Helps Alabama Rebuild a Beachfront Hotel

Jay Reeves, Associated Press

One Gulf Coast disaster helps a hotel recover from another one.

3 years ago

BP Settles Oil Spill Claims for Lost Tourism Dollars

BP Settles Oil Spill Claims for Lost Tourism Dollars

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press

BP is spreading the money around, part of an $18.7 billion settlement, to make all the sludge, and the ill will it engendered, disappear. The Gulf Coast and its tourism businesses recovered much faster than it was initially feared.

3 years ago

Gulf Coast Tourism Growing 5 Years After BP Spill Nearly Destroyed It

Gulf Coast Tourism Growing 5 Years After BP Spill Nearly Destroyed It

jay Reeves, Associated Press

We've been on the receiving end of so many green washing emails from BP that we are much more skeptical of the conpany's help than the AP is here, but it is good to see that the oil giant's arrogance and sloppiness only devastated the region for a few years.

4 years ago

Profile of a wildlife tourist

Profile of a wildlife tourist

Rafat Ali, Skift

Tourism is a big part of Gulf Coast economy, and it has made a comeback post BP-oil spill, but lot more needs to be done on environmental conservation to keep building the economy back. Understand the wildlife tourist is a big part of that process.

6 years ago

The U.S. Gulf Coast cleanup is “done,” but BP’s tar balls still scare tourists

The U.S. Gulf Coast cleanup is “done,” but BP’s tar balls still scare tourists

Jay Reeves, Associated Press

BP destroyed small businesses along the entire Gulf Coast and walked away with a slap on the wrist. Now the motels, casual restaurants, and other players who have little political pull will work hard to get visitors back despite the lingering issues.

6 years ago