The Florida Keys & Key West tourism council has added more elements to its Web site to communicate accurate information about the relationship of the oil spill in the northern Gulf of Mexico to the Florida Keys.
On the www.fla-keys.com home page is a link to a special spill section and a prominent connection to webcams, so potential visitors can see the area live. The current home page video features Key West mayor Craig Cates correcting misperceptions that the Florida Keys and Key West have already been impacted by the oil spill.
"Our economy has been affected by this because of the perception that the Keys has oil on it or tar balls coming up from the spill," Cates says in the video. "We do not."
"Key West is open for business," he added.