Hurricane Harvey Makes Waves for Tourism in Texas: A Case Study

Hurricane Harvey Makes Waves for Tourism in Texas: A Case Study

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Abstract

This case examines the impact that Hurricane Harvey had on tourism in Texas in 2017, as well as the ways in which workers at the Stinson Suites prepare for and respond to natural disasters. The manager of Stinson Suites was interviewed and asked questions regarding the impact of natural disasters on tourism and travel; the precautions that her organization takes with regard to natural disasters; and the ways in which her organization responded to Hurricane Harvey specifically. Prevention and response procedures are explained in association with Stinson Suites. Additionally, the importance of marketing strategies and reintroduction methods are discussed to combat an area’s negative reputation that results from devastation from natural disasters.

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