Zika fears hit bookings to Latin America

Travel bookings to Latin America and Caribbean fall
Travel bookings to Latin America and the Caribbean have fallen since public health advisories were issued warning women who are pregnant or thinking about having a baby against going to places where Zika is spreading.
Regions hit by the mosquito-borne virus fell 3.4% between January 15 and February 10, according to the travel data analysis company ForwardKeys. This is despite the fact that bookings were up almost 5% in December and early January.
The USA issued its first warning about Zika on January 15. The February 1 decision of the World Health Organisation to classify the outbreak as an international emergency accelerated the slide, since which bookings have dropped 10%.
The study analysed 14 million daily transactions to the region around the world. Meanwhile, the BBC says that Venezuela is drastically under-reporting the scale of the Zika emergency there.
Reuters / BBC


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