Swine flu scare has travelers skipping Mexico, not staying home

MacDonald, Claire
May 2009
Las Vegas Business Press (10712186);5/11/2009, Vol. 26 Issue 19, pP26
The author offers observations on the impact of swine flu and the economic slowdown on the travel industry, based on her own business. Her business increased in the first 4 months of 2009, with clients opting to visit the Caribbean and Hawaii instead of Mexico. Clients also book trips within 45 to 60 days, indicative that they want to spend their travel money while they still have it. The author also observed higher purchases of cruise packages and travel insurance with wider coverage.


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