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Vacationers spend time at Naples beach near Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club on Thursday. At a Tourist Development Council meeting this week, two hoteliers said they've seen advance bookings fall off significantly because of the oil spill. The TDC is looking for the tourism bureau to come up with a more aggressive marketing campaign, which would tap reserve or emergency funds for the crisis. Lexey Swall/Staff

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Vacationers spend time at Naples beach near Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club on Thursday. At a Tourist Development Council meeting this week, two hoteliers said they've seen advance bookings fall off significantly because of the oil spill. The TDC is looking for the tourism bureau to come up with a more aggressive marketing campaign, which would tap reserve or emergency funds for the crisis. Lexey Swall/Staff

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  • Miami resident Greg Mishler, left, looks over the beach toward rain moving in his direction as he and his children Phoebe, 13, bottom right, and Ross, 10 and their friend Brooke Herena play in the sand in front of the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club on Thursday in Naples. At a Tourist Development Council meeting this week, two hoteliers said they've seen advance bookings fall off significantly because of the oil spill. The TDC is looking for the tourism bureau to come up with a more aggressive marketing campaign, which would tap reserve or emergency funds for the crisis. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Naples resident Jessie Collins, right, tells a story to his family who are visiting from Ohio on Thursday at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. At a Tourist Development Council meeting this week, two hoteliers said they've seen advance bookings fall off significantly because of the oil spill. The TDC is looking for the tourism bureau to come up with a more aggressive marketing campaign, which would tap reserve or emergency funds for the crisis. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Vacationers spend time at Naples beach near Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club on Thursday. At a Tourist Development Council meeting this week, two hoteliers said they've seen advance bookings fall off significantly because of the oil spill. The TDC is looking for the tourism bureau to come up with a more aggressive marketing campaign, which would tap reserve or emergency funds for the crisis. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Jason Below, left, and his brother Joseph Nerding, 10, play paddle ball in the surf Thursday at the beach near Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Below and his family drove an RV from Indiana to spend the week in Naples. The family was originally going to go to Panama City for vacation, but decided on Naples instead because of the oil spill in northern part of the Gulf of Mexico. At a Tourist Development Council meeting this week, two hoteliers said they've seen advance bookings fall off significantly because of the oil spill. The TDC is looking for the tourism bureau to come up with a more aggressive marketing campaign, which would tap reserve or emergency funds for the crisis. Lexey Swall/Staff

At a Tourist Development Council meeting this week, two hoteliers said they've seen advance bookings fall off significantly because of the oil spill. The TDC is looking for the tourism bureau to come up with a more aggressive marketing campaign, which would tap reserve or emergency funds for the crisis.

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