Articles tagged “natural disasters”

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.

2 months 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.

1 year 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

3 years ago

China Halts All Climbing on Tibetan Side of Mt. Everest

China Halts All Climbing on Tibetan Side of Mt. Everest

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press

Indulging the adventurous whims of western tourist should be the last priority right now.

3 years ago

Today Is the 10th Anniversary of Asia’s Devastating Tsunami

Today Is the 10th Anniversary of Asia’s Devastating Tsunami

Associated Press

Considering the speed with which the region responded and bounced back, the devastation that was wrought ten years ago is still hard to imagine.

3 years ago

New Orleans Visitor Numbers Rebound Eight Years After Katrina

New Orleans Visitor Numbers Rebound Eight Years After Katrina

Post-Bulletin

Visitors are staying for longer and exploring more attractions in areas outside of the traditional tourist zones, all signs that suggest tourism will soon exceed pre-Katrina levels in New Orleans.

4 years ago

Philippines Tourism Board Pushes Visits Despite Typhoon

Philippines Tourism Board Pushes Visits Despite Typhoon

Isabel Choat, Guardian

The Philippines struggled to attract visitors prior to the typhoon. Unlike other destinations hit hard by natural disaster, it is going to need to do more than rely on the goodwill of potential visitors to get them to come.

4 years ago

UK Travel Brought to a Standstill by Hurricane-Level Winds

UK Travel Brought to a Standstill by Hurricane-Level Winds

Kari Lundgren, Bloomberg

We'll see how dedicated low-cost carriers like Ryanair will remain to their new customer-friendly policies when it comes time to re-imburse or compensate travelers for their delays this week.

4 years ago