In Aftermath Of Hurricanes, Many Caribbean Islands Open For Business06:09
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A laborer works at the Chateau Miramar Hotel in Havana on Oct. 16, 2017. Cuba's hotels have recovered from the damage caused by Hurricane Irma, which hit the northern coast of the island, where most of the beach hotels are located, just two months before the start of the high season. (Maylin Alonso/AFP/Getty Images)
A laborer works at the Chateau Miramar Hotel in Havana on Oct. 16, 2017. Cuba's hotels have recovered from the damage caused by Hurricane Irma, which hit the northern coast of the island, where most of the beach hotels are located, just two months before the start of the high season. (Maylin Alonso/AFP/Getty Images)
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The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season is now listed among the top 10 most active seasons on record, including storms like Harvey, Irma, Jose, Maria and more that made fewer headlines. The affected islands in the Caribbean are rebuilding, and slowly tourists are returning — despite a perception that the region is closed to tourism.

Jacqui Gifford (@jacquigiff), travel director at Travel + Leisure magazine, joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss which parts of the Caribbean are open for business, and which are still moving in that direction.

Caribbean Tourism Sites And Travel Information

This segment aired on November 7, 2017.

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