Caribbean Tourism Officials: Even Islands Untouched By Hurricanes Lose Tourism Dollars06:35
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Wentworth Drew carries valuables out of his apartment at the Tutu High Rise after looters broke in after Hurricane Irma destroyed the building, Sept. 17, 2017 in Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Wentworth Drew carries valuables out of his apartment at the Tutu High Rise after looters broke in after Hurricane Irma destroyed the building, Sept. 17, 2017 in Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Hurricane Maria is moving toward the eastern Caribbean's Leeward Islands where it could make landfall later this week. Many islands are only now starting to rebuild and recover from Hurricane Irma.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Hugh Riley, secretary general of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, to assess the impact of the hurricanes on tourism, which is vitally important to the region's economy.

This segment aired on September 18, 2017.

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