As you probably know, the international media has been broadcasting news about the Zika virus, making it sound like the virus has spread into all areas everywhere in South and Central America. I’m sure some people are going to overreact and think “I’m not going to go anywhere down there". But that is like saying “there’s been rioting in Missouri, so I’m afraid to go to the United States”. For instance the map below indicates whole countries that have had cases, even if they maybe have only been in certain areas of each country.
For an agent who has been sending people to Bonito and the Pantanal in Brazil for years, it is interesting to find out what other agents think about places such as that, which have not been on the mainstream radar. I just read an article from the Adventure Travel Trade Association, talking about a visit that some of their members made. Here are some excerpts from that article:
Jim has been an agent for over 20 years and has specialized in South America for much of that time