Saturday, February 10, 2018

Supporting the Caribbean via Tourism

Drawing on nearly two decades of sales experience, Matthew Musheno continues to serve as a senior account executive at Johnson Controls, Inc., a general contracting firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. In his leisure time, Matthew Musheno enjoys traveling extensively throughout the Caribbean.

As the islands in the Caribbean continue to recover from the hurricanes of 2017, tourism is still highly encouraged due to the fact that many of these islands' economies are predicated on it. By visiting one of these islands and spending money at local restaurants and stores you can help boost the region's economy and directly support individuals seeking to recover from the catastrophic damage. In fact, many affected islands quickly made their restaurants and hotels operational again while other islands escaped damage altogether and continue to welcome visitors.

The islands that were hit the hardest by the hurricanes include Puerto Rico, St. Martin, Barbuda, St. John, Dominica, and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. If you plan to visit any of these areas check on the current status on rebuilding efforts before finalizing your plans. You should also consider contributing to ongoing hurricane relief efforts.