Survey: Many Falsely Believe Beaches in Fla. Panhandle Covered in Oil

By: AP
By: AP

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) -- April 1, 2011 --

Gulf Coast tourism officials gathered for a meeting this week at a Florida Panhandle resort expressed measured optimism over the prospects for growth in 2011.

Even with the worst of the recession and the BP oil spill behind
them, tourism officials say they expect it will be a year of modest
growth with vacationers continuing to come back to the beaches and
seafood restaurants they abandoned after the spill.

March spring break crowds were good but not great this year,
with the more family oriented Easter break and summer seasons on
the horizon. But many hotels are still offering discounts to keep
rooms filled, and surveys show that many consumers falsely believe
beaches in the Florida Panhandle and coastal Alabama are still
awash with oil.


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  • by Anonymous on Apr 1, 2011 at 01:04 PM
    get you some oil soaked fish and radiation meat and your set.
  • by disgusted on Apr 1, 2011 at 11:03 AM
    There is no limit to the stupidity of americans. This is not a case of ignorance (which can be alleviated with education) - this is pure STUPIDITY. You can thank Fox "News" for a lot of this garbage - and the basic narcissistic stupidity of the american populace. You people are morons and want to "believe" only the most ridiculous things - you have no idea of the concept of skeptical thinking or scientific proof and will believe only the moronic anecdotal rantings of people just as stupid as you.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 1, 2011 at 02:01 PM in reply to disgusted
      Is this supposed to be a comment, because with all the ignorant ranting, it is really hard to understand where you're going with this.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 1, 2011 at 09:11 AM
    There is a lot of conflicting information on the toxicity to humans. What is your source? You can believe whatever you read, but not everything you read is accurate.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 1, 2011 at 08:26 AM
    Might not be covered in Oil..BUT is sure is contaminated with Corexit and making people ILL. But go ahead..get in..then buy yourself some toxic seafood and eat it as well. Cause if you think the water or seafood is safe...you need to educate yourself QUICK.
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