Articles tagged “hurricanes”

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.

3 days ago

Trump Slams Puerto Rico But Island’s Tourism Leader Expresses Confidence in Relief Efforts

Trump Slams Puerto Rico But Island’s Tourism Leader Expresses Confidence in Relief Efforts

Dan Peltier, Skift

Many Caribbean destinations are on the road to recovery from recent storms, but they are also at the mercy of government relief efforts, which have fallen way short in some places. In Puerto Rico's case, the island is dealing with the federal government, which treated hurricanes on the U.S. mainland much more seriously.

4 days ago

Why Corporate Travel Needs to Prepare for Wilder Weather

Why Corporate Travel Needs to Prepare for Wilder Weather

Amy Merrick, Skift

The recent hurricanes are expected to have mostly short-term impacts on business travel and economic forecasts, but they exposed serious weaknesses in companies’ preparations for disruption caused by extreme weather.

4 days ago

Hurricane-Spared Caribbean Islands Are Preparing to Welcome More Cruise Ships

Hurricane-Spared Caribbean Islands Are Preparing to Welcome More Cruise Ships

Dan Peltier, Skift

The cruise industry in the Caribbean quickly pivoted as it headed into its busiest season. While cruise lines might be able to scrape by relatively unharmed — it's easy to change ports when something goes wrong — the negative impact on destinations missing out on cruise sailings will be felt for years.

6 days ago

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.

1 week ago

Royal Caribbean CEO Thinks Hurricane Recovery Will Happen More Quickly Than Expected

Royal Caribbean CEO Thinks Hurricane Recovery Will Happen More Quickly Than Expected

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Tourism will be crucial for the recovery of island nations devastated by recent hurricanes. The travel industry, across all sectors, needs to do its part to help in the recovery effort.

3 weeks 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.

4 weeks ago

Florida Theme Parks and Delta Ready Resumption of Operations Post-Irma

Florida Theme Parks and Delta Ready Resumption of Operations Post-Irma

Rob Golum and Christopher Palmeri , Bloomberg

Disney, Universal Orlando and Delta are all exhibiting their resourcefulness as they resume operations post-haste.

1 month ago

Hurricane Irma Response by France and the UK Gets Criticized in the Caribbean

Hurricane Irma Response by France and the UK Gets Criticized in the Caribbean

Amandine Ascencio and Angela Charlton, Associated Press

Stranded Dutch tourists at the airport in St. Maarten had to stand around and watch as American and Canadian travelers got relief flights out of the Irma-damaged islands. French, British and Dutch authorities are getting criticized for neglecting their Caribbean holdings after the hurricane.

1 month ago

Hurricane Irma: Travel Industry Live Updates

Hurricane Irma: Travel Industry Live Updates

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Harvey are taking a great human toll throughout the Caribbean and the United States, as has the earthquake in Mexico. Here's how the travel industry is responding.

1 month ago

Thousands of Tourists Evacuated From Cuba and St. Maarten in Hurricane Irma’s Aftermath

Thousands of Tourists Evacuated From Cuba and St. Maarten in Hurricane Irma’s Aftermath

Desmond Boylan and Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press

After the devastation in Texas from Hurricane Harvey, the Caribbean and Florida are feeling Hurricane Irma's wrath with Hurricane Jose not too far behind for some.

1 month ago

Houston Airports Expected to Remain Open After Hurricane Harvey Hits in South Texas

Houston Airports Expected to Remain Open After Hurricane Harvey Hits in South Texas

Associated Press

Hurricane Harvey really hasn't let us in on his precise plans so a zig-zag this way or that could alter the intention of Houston's airports to stay operating in a hurry. Best to avoid the area, as airlines are advising, and best wishes and prayers to people in the hurricane's path.

2 months ago