May 5, 2010 6:52 AM

Florida's tourism industry wary of oil spill's impact on business

For many in Florida's $60 billion tourism industry, the Gulf oil spill is a more frightening version of a hurricane threat, when fears of impending havoc leave hotel rooms empty and beaches barren on picture-perfect days. The grim novelty of the country's worst oil spill since 1989 has the Sunshine State's tourism leaders arguing over the best way to face the crisis and remind vacationers that all of Florida's coastline remains open for business.

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