Articles tagged “hurricane maria”

Still Healing, Caribbean Predicts Strong Tourism Growth

Still Healing, Caribbean Predicts Strong Tourism Growth

Isaac Carey, Skift

It didn't take long for travelers across the world to start booking their vacations in the Caribbean again, even in the hardest-hit areas. That being said, the threat of another disaster always looms.

1 month ago

Hurricane-Hit U.S. Virgin Islands Struggle With Tourism Job Losses

Hurricane-Hit U.S. Virgin Islands Struggle With Tourism Job Losses

Vincent Del Giudice and Alex Tanz, Bloomberg

Tourism is a huge part of the U.S. Virgin Islands' economy and Hurricanes Irma and Maria have clearly taken their toll. The length of time it takes to get job numbers back up depends on how quickly vacationers return.

9 months ago

Carnival Sees a ‘Hurricane Hangover’ in Parts of the Caribbean

Carnival Sees a ‘Hurricane Hangover’ in Parts of the Caribbean

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Travelers held off on booking cruises to the Caribbean in the aftermath of the 2017 hurricanes. One big question is how many of them will want to risk sailing during this year's hurricane season — and at what prices.

1 year ago

Puerto Rico Is a ‘Ghost Town’ as Visitors Stay Away After Storm

Puerto Rico Is a ‘Ghost Town’ as Visitors Stay Away After Storm

Colleen Long, Associated Press

Much of Puerto Rico is still without power and many travelers are re-thinking their upcoming trips. Wary tourists are postponing trips with the mindset that, for now, the high level of uncertainty around the destination's situation isn't worth a visit.

1 year ago

JetBlue Doesn’t Expect Puerto Rico Tourism to Recover Until Late 2018

JetBlue Doesn’t Expect Puerto Rico Tourism to Recover Until Late 2018

Brian Sumers, Skift

JetBlue has been good to Puerto Rico, but the airline has no choice. The island has been devastated by Hurricane Maria, and tourists won't be able to return soon. JetBlue needs to move some flights to other popular tourist destinations.

1 year ago

Caribbean Destinations Hope for Marketing Campaign if They Can Find the Money

Caribbean Destinations Hope for Marketing Campaign if They Can Find the Money

Dan Peltier, Skift

The Caribbean was suffering from a man-made marketing-funding crisis even before Mother Nature brought destructive hurricanes to its doorsteps this year. Tourism officials are pleading with the travel industry to get involved and help build its fund for this year and the future.

1 year ago

Puerto Rico Hopes Tourists Return to ‘Despacito’ Neighborhood After Storm

Puerto Rico Hopes Tourists Return to ‘Despacito’ Neighborhood After Storm

Danica Coto, Associated Press

It wasn't clear before the storm how many tourists were actually lured to San Juan's La Perla neighborhood by the popular "Despacito" video, though tourism officials say searches were up significantly. Puerto Rico needs a lot of help to recover from Hurricane Maria so visitors can follow through on those searches eventually.

1 year ago

Hurricane-Hit Destinations Are Providing Updates for Tourists

Hurricane-Hit Destinations Are Providing Updates for Tourists

Associated Press

Some destinations affected by recent storms will be off limits to travelers for an unknown amount of time, while others are already welcoming visitors back. Travelers looking to go to Florida or the Caribbean should do their research before planning a trip.

2 years ago

Hurricane Maria: Updates From the Travel Industry

Hurricane Maria: Updates From the Travel Industry

Dan Peltier, Skift

Some destinations preparing for Hurricane Maria were still bailing out from Hurricane Irma and the succession of intense hurricanes will have a long-term impact on many aspects of the region's tourism industry.

2 years ago