Help With Hurricane Dorian Relief By Visiting The Bahamas

September 17, 2019

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Hurricane Dorian swept through the Bahamas as a category 5 storm, making landfall on Great Abaco Island with sustained winds of 185 mph, destroying it along with Grand Bahama. While relief efforts are on the way, most of the Bahama Islands were spared the wrath. However many people have suggested cancelling planned vacations because of the devastation, which is the last thing the island nation needs.  Much of the island nation is still welcoming tourists and you can parlay your vacation into relief efforts. If you book a trip to the Bahamas on Tuesday, Sept. 17, using the booking site CheapCaribbean.com, 100% of the profits will be donated to the National Association of The Bahamas, a not-for-profit charity based in Miami that is spearheading relief efforts. Plus CheapCaribbean.com is matching donations up to $50,000 (or up to $1,000 per person) through October 15th as well as selling “We Love You, Bahamas” T-shirts, and will plan to donate all of the profits from those. Tourism counts for half of the gross domestic product, the island nation can't afford to lose tourists and while donating is an important means for supporting a destination post-disaster, tourism can make a long-term impact.

SOURCE: Travel + Leisure

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