When natural disasters strike, there are obvious immediate impacts. But long after the attention of the world shifts elsewhere, the effects of disasters like hurricanes, continue to negatively impact the growth and sustainability of Caribbean countries.One of the sectors that suffers the most is Tourism, which in many cases relies on physical attractiveness and the availability amenities of such as comfortable lodging.Numbers from 2017 provide a clear picture of just how much disasters can impact economies and the tourism sector. What we know for sure is natural disasters are a major long-term risk to “Brand Caribbean” and its role as a major driver of economies in the world’s most tourism- dependent region.
This article was first publish by the IDB’s Let’s Talk About Sustainability and Climate Change Blog, read the full version here.
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