The discovery of Zika-carrying mosquitoes in South Florida certainly isn't ideal for tourism, but local officials and business leaders are confident the long-term impact on the tourism industry will be minor.
Transmission of the virus via mosquito has been confirmed in two sites in Miami-Dade County, but Miami Beach mayor Philip Levine said he is confident in the city's efforts to combat it.
City workers are trying to get rid of standing water and foliage that might attract the insects, while the county begins a fumigation programme to kill the bugs.
"Between our efforts and the county's spraying efforts, the last thing I'd ever want to be on Miami Beach is a mosquito," Levine said.
Governor Rick Scott has directed Florida's health department to offer mosquito spraying and related services free to Miami-Dade County's hotels, restaurants and attractions. More than 15.5 million people made overnight visits to Miami and nearby beaches in 2015, with an impact of US$24.4 billion.