But they were the most visible. When they announced their Canyon Ranch Living in Florida, with their big high-rise and that wonderful cuisine and even a medical component, they had an automatic clientele. So many people have had the experience of Canyon Ranch, it was a grand success right away.
To be competitive, in the resort and hospitality industry, the spa has become a necessity. It used to be considered a loss leader, but now it's a profit center for hotels .
There are issues of water, land, fisheries, and they are all of concern right now. Long-term, the damage to these areas is going to have significant socio-economic impact on the local livelihoods and the local fishermen in particular.