Beach tourism in Caribbean Islands destroyed for Irma

Published on : Monday, September 11, 2017

irmaAbout 100% of the sea beaches of Caribbean Islands are destroyed as Hurricane severely ripped with a storm winds around 160 kmph. Only, Antigua and the areas of Barbuda are completely untouched.




The white pristine sandy sea beaches are now flooded with waters and most of the beach front resorts are closed for infinite days. Antigua is not covered with the Category 5 Hurricane and did not sustain structural damage. All hotels, bar one, are due to reopen to boost the tourism here.




The local disaster management and the governmental bodies are trying hard to cope up with the rigorous damages with the evacuation of the local residents and the tourists.



Most of the hotels, cruise and the airports are closed and counting the fall and winter is coming near.



Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) spokesman Hugh Riley said that the any natural disruption in the tourism industry is the destruction of the livelihood. While, as there are no destruction in Antigua and Barbuda, according to Pamala Baldwin, the local independent journalist said that there is no obstruction in tourism and related business in the areas of Antigua,  St Thomas, St. John and other adjacent areas. She also stated that St Barths airport opened today.




IMG_1903In Cuba, the Category 5 Hurricane Irma hit Saturday in the island nation’s northern coast, where all-inclusive resorts and tourists destinations have increasingly attracted visitors from Europe, Canada and the United States in recent years.




There are roughly around 5,000 tourists were evacuated from the north-central coast of Cuba.


Cuisinart and the Reefs on Anguilla started its re building immediately and the Managing Director Stephane Zaharia will be returning to the property this week to initiate refurbishment of the property which is estimated to be completed in a year.


The employees of  Richard Branson were meeting in United States of America where they determined the next steps forward to rebuild holdings on Necker and Moskito Islands which were flattened due to Hurricane.

Antigua was blessed and was not affected severely from Irma. Here some of the hotels are offering the discounts to cope the economy.



Acknowledgement: Statistical presentation given by Pamala Baldwin


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