The Caribbean lost more than $1 billion in tourism revenue after hurricanes deterred visitors during the costliest storm season on record, and recovery efforts could cost close to $6 billion.
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The Caribbean Tourism Organization is sponsoring a series of briefings and updates in order to know if the region is ready to face the hurricane session of 2018 that begins on June 1 to November 30.
The tourism industry in the Caribbean region attracted almost one million fewer visitors after hurricanes Irma and Maria hit last year, costing it over $700 million, according to an industry study released.
The Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) says the catastrophic hurricanes that devastated some Caribbean destinations last September slowed down tourism’s progress but did not stop it.
After a season of very powerful hurricanes that caused serious damage to some Caribbean islands, the region is ready to "rejuvenate".
Scientists think that due to global warming it is inevitable that hurricanes will become increasingly destructive in this part of the world.