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For Caribbean Tourism, There Is Nothing But To Rebuild

For those who remain on hurricane-ravaged islands in the region, where at least 38 people died when Irma swept from Barbuda to the Florida Keys this month, there’s little other choice than to rebuild. Last year, the Caribbean’s growing tourism industry accounted for about 15% of the region’s gross domestic product, or $56.4 billion, and supported 2.3 million jobs, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council, an industry group in London.


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