In the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, many are left not only without a home—but without work too.
Tourism employs 2.4 million people in the Caribbean. Without this powerful economic engine at full capacity, tourism and hospitality professionals will be unemployed or working reduced hours.
The Caribbean Tourism Recovery Fund is focused on restoring and improving tourism resources and infrastructure to maximize destination appeal and get people back to work.
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On the tail of Hurricane Irma, one of the strongest hurricanes ever measured, Hurricane Maria inflicted further historic and catastrophic damage across the Caribbean.
The Caribbean Tourism Recovery Fund is the travel industry’s response, enlisting tourism industry stakeholders and global allies to pool resources in support of the vulnerable and devastated areas of the Caribbean, acting as One Caribbean Family.
The fund focuses on islands directly affected by the Hurricanes, complementing relief and empowering the tourism sector to combine and leverage resources to help the region bounce back better than before. Economic recovery depends on restoring the industry for a region that hosts millions of visitors and whose economy is heavily dependent on travel and tourism. Our efforts bring the tourism industry together to leverage our collective resources, expertise, influence and compassion.
Let's make a difference to the lives of the valiant and resilient people of the Caribbean!
Checks can be made payable to Caribbean Tourism Recovery Fund c/o Tourism Cares, 20 Vernon Street, Norwood, MA 02062 USA.
This fund is made possible by generous contributors so far, especially top donors:
and Sara Krahn, William Simpson & Robin Tauck.
Photo credits and descriptions from left to right:
Courtesy of the Somerset on Grace Bay (photo by Crissy Straub): Hurricane Irma's unforgiving wrath has not shaken the heart of the people of Turks and Caicos.
Courtesy of El Conquistador: El Conquistador Resort's ferry boats departed Puerto Rico to pick up 100 people from the island of St. John as part of the CHTA's relief effort in conjunction with East Island Excursions and Marina Puerto del Rey.
Courtesy of El Caribe Hilton, Puerto Rico: The Caribe Hilton, Puerto Rico gathers supplies for Hurricane victims in Loíza, Vieques and Culebra.
Courtesy of Health City Cayman Islands: A medical team prepares to board a Cayman Airways flight to Anguilla, which was chartered for the humanitarian mission. Two nurses from Health City Cayman Islands joined the group of medical professionals from the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority on the relief effort.