Hurricane Scare Thought To Plague Panama Beach Until Now
San Francisco, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/28/2012 -- The frightening prospect of Hurricane Isaac has left Panama Beach with very few visitors. Tourism has taken a momentary plunge as visitors of the beach braced themselves for the hurricane. However, as the hurricane moved further away from the location, tourism is rising slowly back to normal.
As an example of the dilemma faced by tourism can be seen through Dale Silvers’ thought process. He shares, “If the storm was going to hit here I wouldn’t have come, but then it started veering west and I decided to come anyway.”
The Indiana native has been visiting Florida beaches since the seventies and yet he was surprised by the hurricane’s effect on the beach, “There was [sic] big waves, and sand blowing, and lots of people taking pictures. I’ve never seen that big of waves in the gulf before,” he said.
Silvers is not the only frequent visitor who decided to come despite of the fears of the hurricane; the Gibson family visits the Florida beaches frequently as well, but they chose not to let Isaac deter them:
“We did think about that, we didn’t know how the beaches were going to be and stuff, but we decided to take our chances and go anyway,” Gibson said.
Even officials are saying that the hurricane surprisingly did not scare tourists from staying in the condos near the beach.
The president and CEO of the Panama City Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Dan Rowe, says, “Through it all people are still coming to the beach still having a great time and the sun will come out.”
While local hotels noted some last minute cancellations, they also noted last minute reservations.
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