Articles tagged “hurricanes”

The New Climate Change Report Every Travel Executive Needs to Read

The New Climate Change Report Every Travel Executive Needs to Read

Christopher Flavelle, Bloomberg

The latest and even more frightening edition of the National Climate Assessment focuses on the U.S. but every travel executive across the globe needs to take note. It's a 1,600-page reminder of what role travel has played in climate change, and the sheer havoc it causes, and will continue to cause, to the industry.

2 months ago

Delta Took $30 Million Hit on Hurricane Florence From Flight Cancellations

Delta Took $30 Million Hit on Hurricane Florence From Flight Cancellations

Bloomberg, Mary Schlangenstein

Hurricanes usually aren't a big deal for airlines in the grand scheme of things. It's other factors like fuel prices that often portend trouble, and Delta has felt some sticker shock in that regard in the past year.

4 months ago

Lessons for Reviving Caribbean Tourism One Year After Hurricanes’ Devastation

Lessons for Reviving Caribbean Tourism One Year After Hurricanes’ Devastation

Dan Peltier, Skift

The Caribbean's tourism industry has faced one of the most challenging years in its history. But the silver lining with 2017's hurricanes is that more destinations are now seriously talking about the threat of climate change and have rebuilt themselves stronger as a result.

4 months ago

Trump Lauds Hurricane Response in Puerto Rico Despite Nearly 3,000 Deaths

Trump Lauds Hurricane Response in Puerto Rico Despite Nearly 3,000 Deaths

Jennifer Epstein, Bloomberg

The death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria was horrific. So was the U.S. response.

5 months ago

Hawaii’s Tourism Industry Is Bracing for Impact of Hurricane Lane

Hawaii’s Tourism Industry Is Bracing for Impact of Hurricane Lane

Audrey McAvoy and Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press

The Hawaii Tourism Authority said more than 270,000 tourists are currently visiting the Hawaiian islands – roughly the population of Cincinnati. The tourism industry hasn't faced a hurricane threat like this in many years, but feels prepared ahead of the storm.

5 months 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.

6 months ago

San Juan Airport Operates on Generators as Puerto Rico Suffers Island-Wide Power Outage

San Juan Airport Operates on Generators as Puerto Rico Suffers Island-Wide Power Outage

Jonathan Levin and Yalixa Rivera, Bloomberg

Puerto Rico faced a crisis even before Hurricane Maria, and it requires serious investment if it is to ever resolve the existential issues that are driving thousands of residents off the island. The federal government's response to the island's problems has been racist and otherwise despicable.

9 months ago

Tourism Group Ups Proposed Budget to $20 Million to Promote Caribbean After Hurricanes

Tourism Group Ups Proposed Budget to $20 Million to Promote Caribbean After Hurricanes

Dan Peltier, Skift

Details are still being hammered out for this new Caribbean marketing fund as hurricane season officially begins June 1. Many cruise ship passengers already consider the Caribbean as a collective destination, but still, why did it take decades for this fund to come about?

9 months ago

Crisis Management Beyond Everyday Hospitality — New Luxury

Crisis Management Beyond Everyday Hospitality — New Luxury

Patrick Whyte, Skift

A true test of any business is how they cope when things go wrong. This is especially true when it's out of their control. Hotels hit by the recent hurricanes will have learned plenty of lessons from their varied experiences.

1 year ago

Post-Hurricane Marketing in the U.S. and Caribbean Puts Tourism Boards to the Test

Post-Hurricane Marketing in the U.S. and Caribbean Puts Tourism Boards to the Test

Dan Peltier, Skift

Marketing campaigns are always a key ingredient in responding to natural disasters, and showing travelers that a destination hasn't completely bottomed out. To get the message out, it also helps to have sufficient funding and resources, which some islands are currently lacking.

1 year ago

Cruise Execs Are Talking Up the Caribbean as Key Ports Recover

Cruise Execs Are Talking Up the Caribbean as Key Ports Recover

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Cruise passengers are still taking the trips they had planned for this time of year in the Caribbean, despite recent storms. As operators seek to reassure travelers that the region is open for business, it's still unclear how demand for cruises next hurricane season will hold up.

1 year ago

Hurricane Relief Bill Comes With Strings Attached for Puerto Rico

Hurricane Relief Bill Comes With Strings Attached for Puerto Rico

Erik Wasson, Bloomberg

Congress' relief bill will add to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico's already extensive debt. There should be some other way to help the people of Puerto Rico without further hampering its government.

1 year ago