Knowledge is power. Really?

It’s been almost five weeks since the Deepwater Horizon disaster and barrels of oil continue to pour out of a broken pipe 5,000 feet below the ocean’s surface. “Green” BP is trying to stave off a PR disaster, red-faced politicians are playing to the cameras and people...

Why People Shouldn’t Not Come

So many gulf coast beach destinations are telling consumers that their beaches AREN’T fouled that I can’t help but wonder how robust their businesses must have been before the oil spill. As I recall, a prolonged recession, increased competition, reduced consumer...

The Real Cost Of Tourism

Since the tragic oil spill began I’ve been inundated by reporters wanting to know how much money various gulf coast communities will have to spend to repair their tourism industries. Paradoxically, I believe the question is not how much should be spent but what...