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Weeks After One Neighborhood Was Cleared, Miami Has a New Zika Zone

Weeks After One Neighborhood Was Cleared, Miami Has a New Zika Zone

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press

This new neighborhood in Miami, known as Little River, is less of a tourist draw than Wynwood or especially Miami Beach. But the identification of another Zika zone — and the CDC suggestion that pregnant women consider postponing non-essential travel to the entire county — is bad news for Miami-Dade.

2 months ago

Miami’s Popular Wynwood Arts District is Cleared of Zika

Miami’s Popular Wynwood Arts District is Cleared of Zika

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press

Miami's hottest tourism area took a big hit from Zika, but intensive spraying and public education seems to have had an impact. However, the same tactics will potentially have less impact in Miami Beach where cases of Zika persist.

3 months ago

Miami Business Owners Miss Tourists, Want Zika Warnings to End

Miami Business Owners Miss Tourists, Want Zika Warnings to End

Associated Press

Local officials have worked hard to address the Zika threat, but fear by some locals and failure by the U.S. House of Representatives to provide funding have made matters more difficult.

3 months ago

As Florida Finds Zika in Local Mosquitoes, New Poll Shows Travel Could Be Affected

As Florida Finds Zika in Local Mosquitoes, New Poll Shows Travel Could Be Affected

Curt Anderson and Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press

While the latest development — the discovery of mosquitoes carrying Zika — is not shocking, it's a fresh round of headlines for a destination that would rather see the issue fade away. A new poll showing wariness about travel to areas with the virus brings more bad news.

3 months ago

Miami’s Wynwood Neighborhood Is Taking a Brutal Tourism Hit Due to Zika Fears

Miami’s Wynwood Neighborhood Is Taking a Brutal Tourism Hit Due to Zika Fears

Greg Oates, Skift

Maybe a silver lining to Zika's toll on Wynwood is that the district is getting a huge amount of global press that could pay off when everything is back to normal.

3 months ago

Hotel Occupancy and Airfares Drop for Tourists to Miami

Hotel Occupancy and Airfares Drop for Tourists to Miami

Jeffrey Dastin, Reuters

Miami maybe taking all actions that can prevent the spread of mosquitoes that are possibly carrying the virus, but in the meantime travelers are looking elsewhere out of abundance of caution.

3 months ago

Tourism Stakeholders Are Staying Calm as Zika Spreads in Florida

Tourism Stakeholders Are Staying Calm as Zika Spreads in Florida

Andrew Sheivachman, Hannah Sampson and Deanna Ting, Skift

For now, things are stable for hotels and cruise lines in South Florida. If the Zika virus continues to spread during the period leading up to the winter, which is the area's peak tourism period, this may quickly change.

4 months ago

Zika Not a Long-Term Threat Argue Miami Tourism Leaders

Zika Not a Long-Term Threat Argue Miami Tourism Leaders

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press

The challenge for Miami officials is that potential visitors don't discern between high infection-risk neighborhoods and "safe" ones. They just see a potential health crisis in Miami.

4 months ago

Miami Beach Zika Fears Increase as CDC Issues Travel Warning

Miami Beach Zika Fears Increase as CDC Issues Travel Warning

Associated Press

Visitors won't distinguish between neighborhoods in Miami, they will just avoid it altogether.

4 months ago

How Hard will Zika Hit South Florida Tourism?

How Hard will Zika Hit South Florida Tourism?

Tatiana Darie , Bloomberg

For couples trying to have a baby, Zika is a big deal. For everyone else, it's less of a concern, so even if there is a massive Zika outbreak in Florida, it shouldn't hurt tourism that much.

4 months ago

CDC Issues Zika Travel Warning for Popular Miami Neighborhood

CDC Issues Zika Travel Warning for Popular Miami Neighborhood

Kelli Kennedy and Josh Replogle, Associated Press

It may be a small number of cases, but it's enough that Miami tourism officials should be worried.

4 months ago

Workers at Miami International Airport Call Out Unsafe Working Conditions

Workers at Miami International Airport Call Out Unsafe Working Conditions

Airports across the U.S. are creating massive security risks by screwing over employees with low wages, poor benefits, and other key elements of the contract worker economy.

6 months ago