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Hurricanes cost Caribbean $1 billion in tourism: industry group

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By Sarah PeterNASSAU (Reuters) - 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, the Caribbean Tourism Organization said on Wednesday. Powerful hurricanes Irma and Maria cut a deadly path through Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and other Caribbean nations last September, but tourism suffered even in areas whose sandy beaches and resorts were unaffected by gusts and showers. "All our travel partners, all of them without exception, called and said that ...

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 23:50 IST
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