Articles tagged “natural disasters”

Coronavirus Threat Hangs Over Tourism-Reliant Pacific Islands as Powerful Cyclone Batters Region

Coronavirus Threat Hangs Over Tourism-Reliant Pacific Islands as Powerful Cyclone Batters Region

Yasmine Bjornum, Guardian

The coronavirus storm, if it makes landfall on these vulnerable Pacific island nations, could trigger a second wave of hardship for these tourism-oriented economies.

3 months ago

Nashville Tourism Fights Back From Tornadoes and Coronavirus Fears

Nashville Tourism Fights Back From Tornadoes and Coronavirus Fears

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Nashville is trying to solve a problem with no real blueprint: How do you encourage visitation after a natural disaster when people are afraid to travel due to coronavirus?

4 months ago

Months of Unprecedented Fires Ravage Australia’s Tourism Industry

Months of Unprecedented Fires Ravage Australia’s Tourism Industry

Rosie Spinks, Skift

The tragic state of the wildfires raging across Australia bodes well for nothing — including the country's tourism industry.

6 months ago

Tourists Flee Australia’s Worst Wildfire Season on Record

Tourists Flee Australia’s Worst Wildfire Season on Record

Tristan Lavalette, Associated Press

Australian officials have called the current wildfire season its worst on record, a fact that does not bode well for tourism in the future of extreme weather events.

6 months ago

Japan’s Torrid Tourism Growth Loses Steam Due to Natural Disasters

Japan’s Torrid Tourism Growth Loses Steam Due to Natural Disasters

Gearoid Reidy, Bloomberg

Some tragic natural disasters in recent months have led to the slowest growth in Japanese tourism in more than 5 years. But let's keep perspective. Japan is still likely to enjoy record tourism this year and next.

2 years ago

Puerto Rico Crowds Jam Dock Hoping to Board Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

Puerto Rico Crowds Jam Dock Hoping to Board Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

Associated Press

Tourists and many Puerto Ricans alike are desperate to get off of the island as U.S. relief efforts have been abysmal and shameful.

3 years ago

Ecuador Appeals to Tourists to Return, Post-Earthquake

Ecuador Appeals to Tourists to Return, Post-Earthquake

Sebastien Malo, Reuters

The question of when to return to a destination following a a natural disaster or violent incident is always a difficult one. But when a cautious leader says "come on back" it's a good time to go.

4 years ago

Japanese Villages Wonder if Tourists Will Return After Latest Earthquakes

Japanese Villages Wonder if Tourists Will Return After Latest Earthquakes

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press

Major earthquakes have damaged some of Japan's tourist infrastructure during the past five years and the latest quakes will hurt tourism in areas where it's needed most, such as small villages in the southwestern part of the country.

4 years ago

Earthquake-Hit Kyushu Will Loose Out on Its Tourism High Season

Earthquake-Hit Kyushu Will Loose Out on Its Tourism High Season

Rachel Chang and Monami Yui, Bloomberg

Tourism has been a financial boon in the years since the 2011 quake, and Japan will have to build that back up again — hopefully not entirely from scratch.

4 years ago

Unrest Challenges Nepal’s Post-Earthquake Tourism Recovery

Unrest Challenges Nepal’s Post-Earthquake Tourism Recovery

Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press

First priority should be local recovery, with tourism revenues considered only when it makes things better for locals.

5 years ago

New Orleans Tourism Reinvented 10 Years After Katrina

New Orleans Tourism Reinvented 10 Years After Katrina

Beth Harpaz, Associated Press

New Orleans really needs a boost in the quality of life for its residents before it can take its tourism offering to the next level.

5 years ago

Everest Sherpas Will Have to Remake Their Industry Following Avalanche

Everest Sherpas Will Have to Remake Their Industry Following Avalanche

Binaj Gurubacharya and Martha Bellisle, Associated Press

Everest tourism has been off balance for some time. Can it rethink the industry here in the wake of the terrible human tragedy.

5 years ago