The majority of Floridians understand that if we continue to be dependent on foreign oil and the price of gas and diesel continue to climb, there will be No Tourism Industry left for Florida and the rest of the coastal states to rely on. Americans will stay home simply because they cannot afford to travel to Disney World and the pristine beaches.
The tourism industry like many other industries in America will suffer an all time low this summer in revenues and attendance. The damage has already been done and layoffs in this industry are just around the corner. If Congress doesn't act soon the damage will continue into 2009 and 2010. The industry and America may not recover, regardless of the price we pay at the pumps.