The Luxury Travel Agency, the Washington state-based travel agency founded in 2008, said Thursday it will close its Alaska operations due to Ebola.
The decision follows the death of a client in New York City on Monday, the agency said in a statement.
“As a result of the tragic news of the death and the threat of imminent and imminent contagion, we are ending all operations in Alaska due to our inability to continue providing accommodation services in the State of Washington, due to limited staffing levels and a lack of operational resources,” the agency’s statement said.
The company said it had been unable to provide adequate staffing, and that it had already reached the end of its supply chain in the area.
The company said in its statement that it was not a party to any litigation in New Zealand related to the New Zealand case.
The agency was founded in San Francisco, California, to serve travelers with limited travel options, and it has a long history of operating in the U.S. and in other countries, including Europe, Asia and Latin America.
The news came on the heels of an outbreak of Ebola that killed nearly 5,000 people in West Africa.
The state’s attorney general’s office is investigating whether the state should declare a state of emergency in response to the outbreak.