Harvey struck Houston now reopens for tourism and business meets

Published on : Wednesday, October 25, 2017

United StatesHurricane Harvey struck Houston, a large metropolis in Texas in United States is now gearing its tourism and business prospect. The Hurricane Harvey ripped Houston, which had destroying hundreds of thousands of homes and killing 49 people.



Many of the biggest attractions of Houston have reopened including Space Center Houston, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Houston Museum of Natural Science and the Galleria shopping center.




The majority of Houston’s hotels and restaurants have also reopened, as tourism is the last economical backbone.



However, as Houston has open for business and being fully recovered are two different things. For the tourism industry, true revival will involve convincing travelers the city is a good place to visit.



Chris Shepherd chef at Houston’s Underbelly said that there is a fallacy that Houston’s in a bad place.  Houston had a lot of people affected in this city, and a lot of people are still trying to figure it out.




While Houston never attracted the same volume of travellers as places such as Austin or San Antonio, it did have a record year last year reaching 20 million visitors.



The city of Houston has developed a great momentum as a tourist destination based on its variety of cultural attractions and noteworthy restaurant scene.



Some of the city’s cultural attractions, however, did not escape the hurricane unscathed and are still working on repairs.



Houston’s downtown theater district was impacted by widespread flooding. The basement of Jones Hall, which houses the Houston Symphony, was filled with water.



Meanwhile, at the Wortham Theater Center, water was nearly as high as the main stage. The facility, which was the location of the Houston Grand Opera and the Houston Ballet, will be out of business for at least one year.



The Houston Grand Opera built a new venue, called Resilience Theater, inside the George R. Brown Convention Center.



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