Friday, July 30, 2010

Tourism Impact of 25 Natural & Manmade Disasters

I suspect the hullabaloo over signals on Apple’s new iPhone 4 is another example of things blown all out of proportion by the insatiable appetite of 24/7 news coverage.Oxford

But, thanks to a concise 27 page report by Oxford Economics, we do know the huge hit the gulf coast travel economies are taking and will take related to both the BP spill and the related news frenzy.

But Oxford goes further than just an analysis of BP.  The report documents the tourism impact of 25 natural and manmade disasters ranging from epidemic scares to tsunamis etc.

Well worth a read and don’t panic at the 27 pages, they include plenty of charts:)  The United States Travel Association has provided a great service by commissioning the analysis.

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