Posts Tagged: "earthquake"

Is Post-Natural Disaster Tourism Ethical?

In 2004, Justin Francis decided to visit Phuket on vacation. It certainly wouldn’t seem out-of-the ordinary for a Westerner to holiday in Phuket – after all, a little less than 3.5 million non-Thais visited the island in 2004. But his excursion to the popular tourist destination didn’t come at the best of times. Phuket – […]

Tourism On The Rebound In Nepal

Badri Rai is celebrating some good news this month. Nepal’s Department of Immigration just announced that foreign tourist arrivals shot up 28 percent in the first half of 2017 – 460,304 tourists arrived via air in the first six months of 2017, compared to 359,672 in the first half of 2016. This is a big […]

A Tale of Two Quakes: Nepal

Visit Nepal. Please. We need you. Nepal is open and welcomes you. That is what the people of Nepal want the world to know. The Himalayan nation still struggles to recover, more than a year after it was struck by the destructive 7.8 earthquake. That does not dampen the spirit of the Nepalese. They are […]

A Tale of Two Quakes, Part 1: Ecuador

A surf town looks to tourists for revival This is the first in a two part series on tourism-based communities recovering from disaster, and the role of tourists in that recovery. The second segment, focusing on Nepal, will be published in September 2016.  A glimpse of Canoa’s 12½ mile long beach. (Photo Credit: Rob Rand) […]

Nepal’s Road to Recovery

On April 25, 2015, Nepal experienced the first of several devastating earthquakes and aftershocks, the strongest of which rated a 7.8 on the Richter scale. While the initial search and rescue efforts have ended, Nepal is still in the midst of recovering from these deadly earthquakes. Damage assessments estimate that recovery in Nepal will cost […]

Nepal Rocked by Devastating Quake

On Saturday, April 25, 2015, an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 on the Richter scale devastated Nepal. With damages cost estimates looking to exceed 20% of the country’s GDP, the recent earthquake has also left in its wake a death toll of at least 8,000 people so far and laid waste to vast areas of land […]