Fears of Oil Soaked Beaches Drive Vacationers Away

Last summer, Joanna Elkins' phone never seemed to stop ringing with vacationers eager to stay in one of her three condos in Panama City and Okaloosa Island, Fla. This summer, the phone has been almost silent. "We're just not getting the calls," Elkins said. Elkins attributes the decline to people's fears that Florida's beaches have been smeared with oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf. Panama City Beach has not been hit by the oil yet, but vacationers have already been...Full Story
Commenting on this article is closed.