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Articles tagged “zika”

Tourism

Skift Podcast: Puerto Rico and the Fight for Caribbean Tourism

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.

Skift Podcast: Puerto Rico and the Fight for Caribbean Tourism

Tourism

Miami Business Owners Miss Tourists, Want Zika Warnings to End

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.

Miami Business Owners Miss Tourists, Want Zika Warnings to End

Tourism

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

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.

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

Tourism

Singapore Travel Warnings in Place as City-State Deals With 151 Zika Cases

Singapore is one of Asia and the world's largest travel hubs and the spike in zika cases will surely have a negative impact on tourism and the local economy in the near-term.

Singapore Travel Warnings in Place as City-State Deals With 151 Zika Cases

Tourism

Experts Analyzed Travel Patterns to Predict Zika’s Next Landing Spots

As Zika outbreaks hit parts of Florida and Singapore, experts are predicting that the next stops could be China, India and Nigeria. These are just predictions, though, because Zika has been around for decades and populations may have already developed immunity to the disease.

Experts Analyzed Travel Patterns to Predict Zika’s Next Landing Spots

Business Travel

Why Zika Is a Complicated Concern for Corporate Travel

The threat of the Zika virus doesn't appear to be cutting into business travel — but it is prompting conversations, and those can be tricky to manage. Companies should communicate risks with all of their travelers and allow them to opt out, especially as areas of active transmission spread.

Why Zika Is a Complicated Concern for Corporate Travel

Tourism

Theme Parks in Orlando Are Battling Zika Fears with Bug Spray

Zika is not being locally transmitted in Orlando, but theme park visitors who aren't familiar with Florida's geography might be worried by news reports about the virus. Providing free bug spray is a good way to address those concerns. Also important: behind-the-scenes mosquito control efforts.

Theme Parks in Orlando Are Battling Zika Fears with Bug Spray

Tourism

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

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.

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

Tourism

Hotel Occupancy and Airfares Drop for Tourists to Miami

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.

Hotel Occupancy and Airfares Drop for Tourists to Miami

Tourism

Tourism Stakeholders Are Staying Calm as Zika Spreads in Florida

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.

Tourism Stakeholders Are Staying Calm as Zika Spreads in Florida