Worried About Travel to Florida? - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Worried About Travel to Florida?

SPOKANE, Wash. - If you are getting ready to book a summer trip to Florida or have done so already, you might have some options when it comes to what you'll have to pay.

Reporters in the sunshine state tell us that many hotels along the beaches Tampa and points further south are extremely worried about oil showing up on their beaches.

In fact, local hotels in St. Petersburg and Clearwater just west of Tampa are offering a "book with confidence" guarantee that says if you show up and find any oil or tar balls, the first night's expenses are on them, taxes and resort fees included.

Because it's unclear how long this oil spill will continue and what effect it will ultimately have on Florida's economy, local travel agents say shop around if you are headed that way and don't hesitate to bargain for a better deal.

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*This web story was filed by Bill McGinty.

 

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