Report: Travel companies not collaborating on bird flu plans

05/16/2006 | Travel Weekly

Few travel companies are sharing details of their bird flu contingency plans, and the industry does not appear to be working together to form a cohesive strategy for containing the disease while minimizing the damage to business, Travel Weekly reports. Containment will be key to halting the spread of the disease if a pandemic occurs, and that strategy will be devastating to the travel industry if it does not have a plan for dealing with it, experts say. The World Tourism Organization's newly formed Travel Emergency Response Network seeks to coordinate pandemic planning for travel companies around the globe.

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