TOURISM IN THE GULF
The Gulf Coast is now a hot destination again after two years of having to deal with the effects of the massive BP oil spill that had made the region a tourist dead zone, with the petroleum giant pumping more than $150 million into promotions to help the region recover.
The perception that New Orleans had been laden with oil had to be scraped off of people’s minds and this took a lot of time and money to do. Indeed a lot of funds were put into the tourism sector for promotion purposes.
The BP Company has since the accident sent funds to the affected regions for example Florida, Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi to aid tourism that amounts to about $150 million. This is not the end of it since the company was also expected to shell out close to $30 million more by the end of 2013.
Businesses that rely on tourists in the region are however not lucky enough since they are still struggling. Even though many tourists may love the Gulf coast, the memories may still play a big part in preventing them from coming back to the region.
he rising gasoline prices and a still-shaky national economy could also be factors that are stalling and hindering return of the tourism boom in the region.
Twitter Inc advantages and disadvantages
Twitter is an online social networking site that enables its users to receive and send short messages called “tweets”. Twitter can be accessed through desktops and mobile phones as long as one has internet connection. Mobile device applications have made it easier for registered users to access twitter.
Other options for users include tweeting through SMS, to their twitter accounts. Twitter incorporation is located in San Francisco but has offices in New York, Boston and Detroit.
Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone and Noah Glass and the site was launched by July of the same year. This service was taken in by a large population of people and gained 500 million registered users in 2012 with postings of up to 340 million tweets every single day. In 2013, Twitter was named the most visited website.
Since its formation, the company has seen vast growth and expansion into all territories. This site gets a lot of tweets especially during major world events such as during the 2010 World Cup when there were 2,940 tweets per second. Records have been set for example after the death of the popular singer Michael Jackson in 2009, systems crashed due to the massive amount of tweets per hour. There were up to 100,000 tweets per hour.
On March 21, 2012, Twitter celebrated 6 years of existence and announced that it had 140 million users and receives 340 million tweets per day. The logo was modified to remove the text and replace it with a bird as the sole symbol of Twitter.
Twitter is considered “terrificly terrific” by users all over the world. All we can expect is more tweeting and retweeting.