Will SARS Be the Last Straw for Travel?

For a travel industry already weakened by terrorism, war, and a poor economy, the arrival of SARS — severe acute respiratory syndrome — threatens to be the straw that breaks the camel's back. As Bill Boyd, CMP, CMM, CITE, president and CEO of Sunbelt Motivation and Travel, Dallas, reported from the recent IMEX show,“One DMC from Singapore and Hong Kong told me the only thing missing was locusts. And they weren't sure that wouldn't happen.”

As of mid-April, the World Health Organizatio

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