Tourism Unites When Crisis Hits
Whether its a hurricane, earthquake or flood— when tragedy strikes a destination, the tourism industry is poised to immediately engage our community to rally our resources in order to give back better, together.
Specifically, we can sustain:
- Recovery Tourism, supporting visitation to the country after the immediate relief phase and
- Renewal Tourism, making investments that specifically help the tourism economy "build back better" for the disadvantaged, in terms of individual skills, social businesses and finding ways to highlight renewed destinations.
We can effectively invest in tourism as a driver of recovery for hard-hit destinations, strategically improve the welfare of the workforce in these devastated areas, and ensure these extraordinary places are intact for the future.
- Tourism Cares has led efforts to clean up sites after Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy.
- In response to the terrible devastation of the April 25, 2015 earthquake in Nepal, Tourism Cares used the two pronged approach above by urging the industry to fund immediate relief efforts, and on the one year anniversary, launched an ongoing campaign to remind the industry that Nepal still needs it, more than ever. Learn more about the fund and for effective ways you can give back to Nepal, including the most important investment—visiting.