Trade groups unite to offer aid to hurricane-ruined destinations

Published on : Thursday, September 14, 2017

Mike ReaTourism Cares has ushered together a group of 12 travel industry associations to develop and promote the Destination Disaster Recovery Fund with an aim to emerge as a primary resource for tourism-related recovery efforts for the hurricanes Harvey and Irma.


Mike Rea who is the CEO of Tourism Cares mentioned that they are eager to act as the Red Cross for the tourism industry, especially since the hurricane-ravaged destinations are highly dependent on tourism.


The fund is being supported and actively promoted by the American Bus Association, CLIA, Destinations International, Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International, National Association of Career Travel Agents, National Tour Association, Skal International USA, ASTA, Student and Youth Tourism Association, U.S. Travel Association and U.S. Tour Operators Association.


Rea said that such a level of cooperation is unexpected in the travel sector.


Additional trade groups are free to join.


This fund would be supporting the three regions that are most impacted by the two hurricanes including the Texas Gulf Coast, the Caribbean and the hardest hit portions of Florida. It would be focusing on the recovery of tourism sites and communities, leveraging the influence and skills of the travel industry and partnering with local organizations like the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association and the Texas Travel Industry Association to identify the largest tourism-related requirements.


Roger Dow who is the CEO and president of the U.S. Travel Association mentioned that this is a time for the entire industry to come together and enable the recovery of these destinations and the different tourism communities they support.


Tourism Cares has established certain key goals for the recovery fund, as it is well-equipped with a good amount of experience in dealing with the after-effects and impact on tourism economies of previous natural disasters.


Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

arrow2Follow TTW
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo


  • 07 thehotelshowsaudiarabia 2019
  • 07 WTM Africa 2019
  • 09 travelmeetasia 2019
  • 10 Asia Pacific 2019
  • 10 Hotel Management Thailand 2019
  • 11 Bar and Restaurant Investment 19
  • 11 Digital Travel 2019
  • 12 kitf 2019
  • 12 Routes Europe 2019
  • 13 Food Hospitality2019
  • 14 SWTF 2019
  • 15 PATA 2019
  • 17 AITF 18
  • 17 getglobal 19
  • 17 itehk 19
  • 18 UITT 2019
  • 30 PATA


    1. ibtm ARABIA

      March 25 - March 27
    2. Medical Travel & Wellness Conference 2019

      March 26 - March 28
    3. Deluxe Travel Market Ukraine

      March 26
    4. UITT 2019

      March 27 - March 29
    5. Deluxe Travel Market Kazakhstan

      March 29
Get our toolbar!
Review on