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The Caribbean Remains Open for Business, but Tahiti Beckons for Some

Tourism is the Caribbean's lifeline, bringing in $56 billion in 2016. But the devastation wrought by hurricanes Irma and Maria will hurt the region come high season this winter, bringing its seven-year streak of year-over-year growth to a halt. As a whole, however, the loss in tourism dollars might not be as severe as one might have thought. At least, that's what the islands' ambassadors are hoping. “There is no doubt that this hurricane season has devastated a number of Caribbean islands, but when considering the sheer number of islands in the Caribbean (more than 7,000), travelers soon realize that ...