Oil Spill Impact On Coastal Tourism

As questions loom about the impact the massive oil spill will have on tourism along the Gulf Coast, many eastern states are offering up an alternative to vacationers.

Many reports coming out of coastal Alabama say although oil may never reach land, tourists can expect plenty of elbow room during the summer months as the damage may have already been done.

Tourism officials in states like Georgia and South Carolina are offering up alternatives to vacationers that may have to cancel a trip in the future or who may want to avoid the area altogether.

On the Crystal Coast, tourism officials say while more traffic is nice, they're well aware of what a natural disaster can do to the industry.

Officials say they've seen an uptick in reservations at places like condo's, but that uptick was seen before the spill occurred.


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