Many destinations in the Caribbean were left in devastation after the hurricanes Irma and Maria. As such, Caribbean tourism has suffered in the recent months. Now, the majority of the affected destinations are ready and open for business, with many others on various levels of recovery.
Caribbean timeshare owners can rest assured that their resorts are ready, or will soon be ready for a relaxing getaway. Visits to the Caribbean islands are most important than ever before. Doing so will contribute to the recovery efforts of all the islands in need.
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Despite a busy hurricane season that saw plenty of areas hit hard with power outages and infrastructure damages, 2017 is still poised to be a year of growth for Florida travel. Even after Hurricane Irma, which delivered massive blackouts and flooding to parts of the state, Florida’s tourism industry will have grown by as much as 3.3% compared to the same period last year. The numbers represent a crowd of more than 88 million tourists that visited the state during the first nine months of the year alone.
Hurricane Irma was part of a barrage of strong tropical storms and hurricanes that hammered the Caribbean and the Southeast United States throughout the latter half of 2017. The storm set its sights on Florida in September, causing a whirlwind of damage to popular travel destinations like Miami, Marco Island, Sanibel Island, and most notably, the Florida Keys. 70 deaths have been attributed to Hurricane Irma, which went down as one of the strongest hurricanes the state has ever seen.
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Last week, Hurricane Irma brought devastating winds, rain, and storm surges to many popular travel destinations throughout Florida and the Caribbean. With the storm currently dissipating over the continental United States, many of the Western Hemisphere’s most frequented travel locales are dealing with the destruction left in the storm’s wake. Hurricane Irma damage extends from the Leeward Islands all the way to the Florida Panhandle, leaving many timeshare owners concerned about their home resorts and any impending alterations that may come with next year’s maintenance fees.
We’ve compiled a list of popular resorts and locations that have sustained significant damage for your convenience. For concise and accurate answers about any reservations you have made at your timeshare, reach out to your resort’s customer service department. This is a developing story, and we’ll update this post as the storm clears and more information about closures and damages is obtained.
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