Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:34 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:34:41 GMT
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MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:42:47 GMT
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday. The HSSM assisted the Humane SocietyMore >>
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:41:59 GMT
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday. Once deputies arrived to the home theyMore >>
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday.More >>
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -
Now that the Carnival's Triumph is at the port in Mobile, there are some questions to ponder concerning what happens next. For instance, will this have any effect on Carnival's bottom line? And for that matter, will it be a setback for the cruise industry in general?
Most travel industry experts think the impact will only be short-lived. We spoke with Raye Anne Ryan, who owns the largest travel agency on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Her company books a lot of cruises. She said they have not received a single phone call this week from someone wanting to cancel a cruise. In fact, she points out the Carnival's bad publicity seems to have had the opposite effect.
"We have had a few calls from those who have said do we have any inside information on whether they will be making deals, will there be some bargains coming out of it," Ryan said.
Nobody on the Carnival Triumph was booked through Ryan's agency. As you might expect, she and her agents are very thankful for that.
Ryan pointed out that travelers are generally a very resilient group, and most of those onboard the Triumph, with time, will get over the experience.
"They will just chalk it up to something they had the misfortune to go through. It will almost be like a notch in their gun," she said.
Ryan, who has been on more than 20 cruises in her career, said she's never experienced anything like this, but she can understand why the passengers were very frustrated.
When asked what she would have done if she had been on the Triumph, she just chuckled, "I would have said, 'Get me off, get me off!'"
Most travel experts think the compensation Carnival is offering its travelers is fair. It includes $500, along with a refund and a chance to be on a future cruise.
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