"Business will suffer the least, and employees will suffer the most," said Pizam, the Florida tourism professor. "It's good-intentioned people who don't realize the unintended negative consequences that will hurt the ones they want to help."
Added Schweitzer about a Florida boycott: "It's ridiculous. It's an expression of frustration, and I think that frustration is valid.
"But I don't think there's sufficient groundswell to motivate a campaign that a boycott would require," he continued. "For boycotts to be successful, people have to have easy alternatives. Either you're going to visit Grandma, or you're not. And there aren't easy alternatives."