August 26 2010 by Amy Graff
President Obama and his family traveled to Florida's Gulf Coast on August 16, 2010 to soak up some sun. The family trip is part of an effort to encourage people to visit those beaches that are free of oil.
Best Western is also encouraging travelers to proceed with their summer vacation plans in the Gulf states.
Beaches along the coast in all states are open for business, and popular inland destinations such as New Orleans and Orlando foresee no impact on visitors. It continues to be safe to travel to all states bordering the Gulf.
If you're concerned about any potential impact from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Best Western encourages you to check with local destinations in order to get the most up-to-date information. To make that easy, here are some links.
For general information, visit GulfTravelUpdate.com.
In addition, official information from the U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Homeland Security, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of the Interior, BP and Transocean is updated several times each day at http://www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com and http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/.