Jun 5. The Caribbean Tourism Organization ( CTO ) and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association ( CHTA ) have urged the tourism sector to prepare for the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season.
Hurricane season in the Atlantic runs from June 1 to November 30, and the US-based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ( NOAA ) predicts activity to be “above average” this year.
Between 14 and 21 named storms are forecast, with six to 10 likely to become hurricanes, and three to six forecast as major hurricanes, Category 3 or higher on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.
Underlining the importance of tourism to the region’s socio-economic development, CTO and CHTA will launch separate and joint initiatives to raise awareness across the sector in the coming weeks to bolster preparations.
Acting CTO General Secretary Neil Walters said that thorough planning and information gathering by all stakeholders is critical, noting that this is key to the sector’s continued resilience, especially during the upcoming season.
Source: Dominican Today