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Hurricane Irma's Impact on the Travel and Tourism Industry

Hurricane Irma has been in the news for the last several days. Damage reports from Antigua and Barbuda are already in as Irma heads toward Florida. Meteorologists are predicting the hurricane to make landfall in Florida on Sunday, September 10. With the hurricane season in full force, how does the tourism industry respond? What safety and cancellation policies do tourism companies, such as amusement parks, and cruise lines have in place for the care of employees and guests? Answers to these questions and more can be found on company websites and in internet posts. Here are some examples...