BP officials are reporting some progress in funneling oil from the broken oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, but the environmental disaster is far from over. While an increasing number of meeting groups booked into Gulf Coast hotels are canceling because of the spill, destinations along the Florida Panhandle and Alabama coast are working hard to promote the fact that their beaches—and their meeting rooms—are open for business. Some coastal areas on the northern shores of the Gulf are starting ...

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