Travel Trends in the Wake of Hurricane Season
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In the wake of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, travelers are canceling or re-booking vacations to areas devastated by the storms.
A survey by Virtuoso notes an increase in travel to St. Lucia, Aruba, Barbados, Jamaica and other unaffected areas in the Caribbean. In turn, there has been a decrease in bookings to the Caribbean and Florida. It is possible we will see an increase in travelers ditching the island trip all together in favor of popular destinations like Iceland and other European hot spots. Travelers who want to escape the winter chill in favor of warmer destinations can opt for Costa Rica or Belize.
The devastation of popular, high-end travel destinations forced many travelers to cancel plans or seek other options. Islands like St. Barths and Anguilla, once a hotbed for luxury travel, may not see recovery in tourism for quite some time.
We’d love to see these beautiful destinations bounce back and filled with global travelers again. If you’d like to donate to hurricane relief efforts check out this guide on a number of charities and organizations in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, Florida, Texas and more.