Denver, CO, June 16, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is devastating the region’s economy, particularly in the fishing and tourism industries. While in past years, thousands of tourists have typically traveled to the Gulf Coast to enjoy their vacations, many are cancelling plans to do so this year, further compounding the economic devastation.
To help support small businesses in the region, Ooh.com has identified several Gulf Coast activities that may persuade travelers to retain their travel plans and their vital tourism investments. The following activities are offered by small businesses located in the Gulf Coast area:
- Take a hot air balloon ride with Painted Horizons Hot Air Balloon Tours in Orlando, Fla.
- Join a family-run business for a walking tour of the famous New Orleans French Quarter. Your tour guide will give you the chilling details of the history and haunts of the people and buildings on this two-hour experience.
- Experience a hike through Hidden Waters Preserve in central Florida and be amazed by the transition from upland sandhill to lowland tropical setting. Start at an elevation of 180 feet above sea level and drop to just 75 feet above sea level in less than an hour.
Small businesses in the region that are currently offering activities for tourists and families, such as craft workshops, photography lessons or gardening classes may post a free listing on www.ooh.com. This online tool gives small business owners located in the Gulf region access to a free, global Internet marketing resource to reassure travelers that the Gulf Coast is still “open for business.”
To learn more about these and other unique adventures available along the Gulf of Mexico and other locations, visit www.ooh.com.
Ooh.com is the global notice board where anyone in the world can list and promote their unique things to do, and where site visitors can browse interesting activities, check availability and book their off-the-beaten-path experiences directly with suppliers via Ooh.com. Only at Ooh.com, can visitors book an off-piste skiing trip in Kashmir, India, a memoir writing class in Paris, or a little-known painting class just around the corner. For more information, visit www.ooh.com.