[Hotel-Online] The Impact of the September 2017 Hurricanes on the Islands of the Caribbean, Prof. Leora Halpern Lanz
The recent chain of fierce hurricanes have caused tragic impact on islands throughout the Caribbean and southern United States. Hurricanes Irma and Maria, with 150+ mph winds, tore through islands including Barbuda, Dominica, St. Martin/Maarten, St. Thomas, St. John, and Puerto Rico.
Many of these islands are still desperate for basic resources before they can rebuild and reopen to tourists.
Professor Leora Halpern Lanz and Kristina D’Amico, Director, HVS Miami, report on the Caribbean islands still most in need of support and repair, and share a list of islands that remained fairly lucky during the storms. Islands including Antigua and St. Kitts are open to tourists, and are striving to spread the word in hopes of keeping their tourism industry lively while their neighboring islands rebuild.
The authors thank Catherine Ostuni (’18)and Tara Tempesta (’18) for their contributions to this article.