Tag: hurricane

Monster Hurricane hits Louisiana with 241 km/h winds

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 27, 2020 06:25

"TAKE COVER NOW" Hurricane Laura makes landfall over southwestern Louisiana At around 1 am Central Time, Hurricane Laura has made landfall in southwestern Louisiana near Cameron as a category 4 ... Read More

Despite Dorian, travel to the Caribbean keeps growing

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 6, 2019 18:01

New study has revealed that despite the recent ravages of hurricane Dorian and other huge storms in the Caribbean, tourism will continue to grow. The results of the study were ... Read More

The Islands of The Bahamas State of the Business Tourism Update

editor editor- October 24, 2019 20:28

What’s Open, What’s Rebuilding and What’s Recovering Across The Bahamas More than a month has passed since Hurricane Dorian made landfall on two northern islands of The Bahamas. Already, Grand ... Read More

Did Hurricane Lane impact Hawaii hotels?

editor editor- September 18, 2019 22:32

In August 2019, Hawaii hotels statewide reported growth in revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR) and occupancy compared to August 2018. However, it should be noted that ... Read More

Hilton Garden Inn Panama City re-opens after major renovation

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 12, 2019 20:36

The 111-room Hilton Garden Inn Panama City is putting the final touches on their multimillion-dollar renovation following damage sustained from Hurricane Michael in October of 2018. After nine months revamping ... Read More

Puerto Rico Tourism hungry for good news: Today best news in 8 years

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 5, 2019 08:12

Puerto Rico is hungry for good news after the island's tourism industry came to an all-time low after a devastating hurricane hit. Today at the IPW 2019 in Anaheim, Discover ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Minister Bartlett new cooperation with President Clinton on Tourism Resilience

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 4, 2019 16:39

Alongside President and Secretary Clinton, Jamaica's Minister for Tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett spoke today the ongoing 4th meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery ... Read More

President Clinton and Minster Bartlett discuss Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 4, 2019 03:37

Jamaica Minister for Tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett, met today with former United States President Bill Clinton at the ongoing 4th meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network ... Read More

EscapeMaker to host all women-led first-ever Virtual Agritourism Conference

editor editor- May 9, 2019 22:39

Fourteen women industry experts join forces to create an evergreen educational resource for innkeepers, farmers, winemakers, craft beverage producers and ag-related destinations to grow their businesses. EscapeMaker.com, a guide to ... Read More

Tourism boom: Travelers visit Puerto Rico at an unprecedented pace

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 30, 2019 00:20

Discover Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico's first-ever Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), announced today that 2019 Q1 lodging demand is on par with 2017 Q1 levels just fourteen months post-hurricane Maria, signaling ... Read More

U.S. Travel honors its 2019 Travel Champions

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 10, 2019 19:45

The U.S. Travel Association on Wednesday announced the recipients of the sixth annual Distinguished Travel Champion Award: Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Sen. Rob Portman (D-OH), ... Read More

CTO: Caribbean tourism is on the upswing

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 13, 2019 21:30

The Caribbean tourism sector is projected to record strong growth in 2019 on the heels of a stronger-than-expected performance last year. The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the authority on regional ... Read More

Port St. Maarten surpassed 1.5 million cruise passengers last year

editor editor- February 7, 2019 02:34

Port St. Maarten welcomed a total of 1,597,101 cruise passengers on 489 cruise calls in 2018, reflecting a 29% increase in visitor arrivals year-over-year. The acclaimed cruise port saw a ... Read More

Dominica: Strong 4th quarter performance signals tourism recovery

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 4, 2019 18:25

The months of October to December 2018 produced arrivals of 22,178 from all source markets to Dominica, representing 35.3 % of total stay-over arrivals for the year which stood at ... Read More

Mauritius braces for Tropical Cyclone Cilida

editor editor- December 21, 2018 18:58

Tropical Cycolone Cilida has intensified and the country’s local Meteorological Office has issued a class 2 cyclone warning as of 1610 hours today. Read More

Destination Puerto Rico: Selected as Inspirational Partner

editor editor- December 18, 2018 23:11

A recent designation aligns Destination Puerto Rico with other select companies who maintain a loyal partnership and provide outstanding service in the event industry. Read More

Commonwealth Hotels New Airport Hotel

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- December 12, 2018 09:53

Commonwealth Hotels LLC has added the new Tru Louisville Airport to the company's portfolio. The Tru Louisville Airport, which is owned by Garnett Hospitality, officially opened the doors on October ... Read More

Alaska Railroad resumes services following earthquake

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 4, 2018 16:03

The Alaska Railroad will restore all regularly scheduled freight and passenger services beginning today, Tuesday, Dec. 4, following the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Southcentral Alaska on Friday, Nov. 30. The ... Read More

Typhoon Koppu bringing life-threatening flooding, winds to Philippines

editor editor- October 17, 2015 04:00

Typhoon Koppu will put lives and property across Luzon Island of the Philippines in danger through early next week. Read More

Typhoon Dolphin to slam Guam with destructive winds, flooding Friday

editor editor- May 15, 2015 00:53

Residents of Guam should be making final preparations as strengthening Typhoon Dolphin will pass near the island on Friday. Read More

Tourists be aware: Typhoon warnings for Guam and Northern Mariana Islands

editor editor- October 5, 2014 09:20

Tourists and residents in Guam and the Mariana Islands should rush preparations to completion immediately and heed any instructions from local authorities. Read More

Gulf Coast braces for Tropical Storm Isaac

editor editor- August 27, 2012 23:56

TAMPA, Florida - The path of Tropical Storm Isaac is sending chills throughout New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, as its path appears to be taking on the same route ... Read More

Rina becomes Category 1 hurricane, heads for Cancun

editor editor- October 25, 2011 09:34

MIAMI, Fla. - Rina strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane off the coast of Central America on Monday, as officials in Nicaragua searched for more than two dozen missing storm ... Read More

Travel news: Bermuda tourism up and running after Hurricane Igor

editor editor- September 21, 2010 05:42

Bermuda’s tourism industry is not skipping a beat as it cleans up in the wake of Hurricane Igor, the category 1 hurricane that passed over the island Sunday. Read More

Hurricane Igor heading for Bermuda

editor editor- September 18, 2010 03:45

BERMUDA - According to the National Weather Service, Hurricane Igor is an unusually large hurricane with wind force extending outwards up to 105 miles per hour (165 km) from the ... Read More

Tropical Storm Hermine prompts hurricane watch for Mexico, Texas

editor editor- September 7, 2010 02:01

MIAMI – A hurricane watch has been issued for the coasts of Texas and Mexico in the Gulf as Tropical Storm Hermine approaches. Read More

Los Cabos ready for tourists again

editor editor- September 3, 2009 07:08

Local officials are reporting that the main tourism facilities of the Los Cabos region (including San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas) were relatively unscathed by the passing winds, ... Read More

Omar leaves St. Maarten unscathed

editor editor- October 20, 2008 05:10

The government of St. Maarten has confirmed that Hurricane Omar, a Category Three storm when it passed St. Read More

Hurricane Omar heads out to sea

editor editor- October 17, 2008 04:36

Hurricane Omar is rapidly losing strength and heading out to sea, and all hurricane warnings and watches have been discontinued. Read More

Message from the commissioner of the US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism

editor editor- October 16, 2008 05:47

As Hurricane Omar is expected to pass over the Territory, the US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is taking all appropriate measures to prepare for the storm and minimize the ... Read More

Choice Hotels lends support to recent hurricane victims

editor editor- September 30, 2008 02:58

SILVER SPRING, MD (September 29, 2008) - As the recovery efforts continue throughout areas of the Gulf Coast following the recent hurricanes, Choice Hotels International, Inc. Read More

DFW International Airport teams with American Red Cross to assist Texans impacted by Hurricane Ike

editor editor- September 17, 2008 07:35

DFW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, TX (September 16, 2008) - DFW International Airport will team with the American Red Cross to assist Texans impacted by Hurricane Ike at the grand reopening of ... Read More

Carnival Cruise Lines announces two Galveston-based ships to operate from Port of Houston

editor editor- September 17, 2008 07:23

MIAMI, FL (September 16, 2008) - As a result of the closure of the Port of Galveston due to damage from Hurricane Ike, Carnival Cruise Lines' two Galveston-based ships, Carnival ... Read More

Airlines issue updates after Hurricane Ike

editor editor- September 16, 2008 03:24

The following airines have issued updates with regard to travel after Hurricane Ike. CONTINENTAL AIRLINES Read More

Airlines begin to resume service after Hurricane Ike

editor editor- September 15, 2008 11:04

Now that Hurricane Ike has come and gone, airlines are beginning to take steps to resume back to normalcy. Continental and Southwest made the following announcements today. CONTINENTAL AIRLINES Read More