Articles tagged “hurricane harvey”

After Hurricane Harvey Texas Beach Towns Need Tourists to Fund Revival

After Hurricane Harvey Texas Beach Towns Need Tourists to Fund Revival

Will Weisert, Associated Press

If you come, they will build it. That's the dilemma facing many tourist towns after the hurricanes. They need visitors to fund their rebuilding efforts, but the tourists will go elsewhere if there is no place to stay and little to do.

2 years ago

United Blames Hurricane Harvey for Major Revenue Decline

United Blames Hurricane Harvey for Major Revenue Decline

Brian Sumers, Skift

There's a reason they call it an act of God. Every airline in the world is going to lose money when a massive hurricane hits one of its largest hubs. United will be fine. It'll just take some time.

2 years ago

Southwest Airlines Planning Houston Flight Resumption After Hurricane Harvey

Southwest Airlines Planning Houston Flight Resumption After Hurricane Harvey

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

The human tragedy of Hurricane Harvey is topmost on our minds, but we're also watching how the forced shutdown of crude-oil refineries and pipelines along the U.S. Gulf Coast will affect airlines.

2 years ago

United CEO to Donate Heavily to Help Employees Affected by Hurricane Harvey

United CEO to Donate Heavily to Help Employees Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

Oscar Munoz will donate up to $1 million of his own money to match employee donations. During a crisis, it's nice to see a CEO step up to show how we're all in this together.

2 years ago

Houston Hotels Bear Brunt of Hurricane Harvey and Already Weak Oil Markets

Houston Hotels Bear Brunt of Hurricane Harvey and Already Weak Oil Markets

Hui-yong Yu, Bloomberg

Unfortunately for Houston, a natural disaster like Harvey will likely only make things even tougher for its already struggling hotel market.

2 years ago

Airlines Cancel Thousands of Flights as Hurricane Harvey Brings Destruction

Airlines Cancel Thousands of Flights as Hurricane Harvey Brings Destruction

Nabila Ahmed, Bloomberg

It will take United, Southwest and other airlines several days or perhaps even longer to get their schedules back in order once the destructive and lingering storm clears out. In addition to the human tragedy in southeast Texas, Hurricane Harvey will have a financial impact on airlines, and the Texas travel and tourism industry, as well.

2 years ago