Articles tagged “zika”

Caribbean Downplays Zika But World Health Organization Remains Concerned

Caribbean Downplays Zika But World Health Organization Remains Concerned

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

With information about zika, parents-to-be must consider the source, even now. Tourism boards exist in large part to promote visitation — the world health organization is invested in public health, not convincing you to take a babymoon to the Caribbean.

2 weeks ago

Brazil’s Zika Emergency Is Over in a Hopeful Prelude to a Tourism Rebound

Brazil’s Zika Emergency Is Over in a Hopeful Prelude to a Tourism Rebound

Sarah DiLorenzo, Associated Press

Now that the health emergency has ended, the country's tourism industry and destination marketers ought to consider a coordinated ad campaign as a way to restore formerly high visitor counts.

2 years ago

Zika Still Poses Threat But Many Travelers Don’t Seem Concerned

Zika Still Poses Threat But Many Travelers Don’t Seem Concerned

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

We knew Zika would be a short-term problem for most hard hit destinations. But with warmer weather and rainy seasons around the bend, do destinations have a plan in place to get the right messaging out to ensure they don't have another lackluster year?

2 years ago

UN Health Agency Says Zika Is Still a Threat But No Longer an Emergency

UN Health Agency Says Zika Is Still a Threat But No Longer an Emergency

Jamey Keaten and Mike Stobbe, Associated Press

The removal of the emergency declaration shouldn't prompt travelers — or governments — to stop taking Zika seriously. The virus remains a "significant and enduring public health challenge," officials say.

2 years ago

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 years ago

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Travel Threats Impacting the Modern Traveler

Travel Threats Impacting the Modern Traveler

Allianz Worldwide Partners + Skift

The modern traveler may face more threats than in the past, but the outlook for global travel remains bright as travelers prove to be more resilient and aware than ever before.

2 years ago

U.S. Issues Zika Travel Advisory for 11 Southeast Asia Countries

U.S. Issues Zika Travel Advisory for 11 Southeast Asia Countries

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press

Zika is a serious threat, particularly for pregnant women and their offspring. Travelers should be cautious but with remedial efforts, this, too, shall pass.

2 years ago

Puerto Rico and the Fight for Caribbean Tourism: 5 Podcast Takeaways

Puerto Rico and the Fight for Caribbean Tourism: 5 Podcast Takeaways

Sarah Enelow, Skift

These spokespeople from Puerto Rico tourism agencies want to make one thing clear: neither Zika nor Puerto Rico's financial crisis are seriously problematic for tourism to the island.

2 years 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.

2 years ago

Disney Says Zika Is Not Hurting Its Florida Theme Park Business

Disney Says Zika Is Not Hurting Its Florida Theme Park Business

Scott Moritz, Christopher Palmeri, and Tatiana Darie, Bloomberg

Disney did not like an analyst's suggestion that Zika could be causing travelers to reconsider trips to Florida parks. The theme park company is working to allay visitors' fears with bug spray and messages about mosquito control, but as long as the virus isn't being transmitted locally, we don't expect the parks to take a serious hit.

2 years ago

Skift Podcast: Puerto Rico and the Fight for Caribbean Tourism

Skift Podcast: Puerto Rico and the Fight for Caribbean Tourism

Hannah Sampson, Skift

As they try to promote tourism amid a Zika outbreak, Caribbean destinations — and especially Puerto Rico — are facing challenges. Spreading information about efforts to combat the spread, targeting visitors who are least threatened by the virus, and running promotions to spark demand are some of the efforts Puerto Rico's tourism leaders are employing.

2 years 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.

2 years ago