A Year after Spill, Gulf Coast Faces New Crisis

Friday, 15 Apr 2011 05:02 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Almost a year after a massive oil spill decimated the tourism industry along the Gulf Coast, another oil-related crisis is now threatening the recovery: Gasoline prices are creeping toward $4 a gallon, which could keep travelers from coming back to white-sand beaches that have been scrubbed of BP's oil.

Resorts, restaurants, casinos and charter fishermen say the pricey trips could keep some travelers away, though it could also keep vacationers in the South closer to home. High gas prices could leave many who do make the trip looking for ways to save money — whether it's cutting vacations by a day or skipping restaurant trips.

Ed Schroeder, director of the Pensacola Bay Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, says high gas prices leave travelers with less money for a vacation.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Ministers May Be Jailed for Refusing to Perform Gay Wedding

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 14:52 PM

Two Christian ministers have been told if they refuse to perform same-sex weddings, they could be subject to a $1,000 fi . . .

Two Years Later, Feds Still Eying Steyer and Musk Companies

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 14:26 PM

Companies financed by billionaires Tom Steyer and Elon Musk remain under investigation by the U.S. Treasury Department m . . .

Kaiser: 89% of Uninsured Don't Know to Sign Up for Obamacare

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 14:03 PM

Obamacare administrators are promising a better sign-up experience for the plan's second annual enrollment period that o . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved