Amid mixed messages, world travel given the green light
In one week the world's travelers have been told to avoid America, come to America, stay away from planes and board with confidence. The travel industry hopes a note issued Friday by the World Health Organization sets travelers straight about the impact swine flu may have on their journeys. The United Nations organization says there's no rationale for restricting international travel. Airlines, hotels and travel destinations have spent more than six months fending off a deep recession. The number of passengers at Ontario International Airport has dropped 13.2 percent since September, compared with the same seven months a year prior. Hotel revenues per available room are expected to drop by 13.7 nationwide this year, according to hotel research firm PKF Consulting.