Disaster Preparedness • Economic Recovery • Resilience

Tourism Recovery


Tourism recovery for any local economy that relies on tourism is a key component of economic recovery. If proper measures are not taken post-disaster the local or regional tourism industry can be dramatically impacted with rippling effects in a local economy . These resources provide guides and recommendations on tourism recovery and improving the tourism industry post-disaster, marketing strategies, regional cooperation, key opportunities and challenges, and offers key action steps communities can take for tourism recovery.


Leadership in a Time of Crisis: A Toolkit for Economic Recovery and Resiliency

IEDC is proud to announce the release of a revised Leadership in a Time of Crisis toolkit. The toolkit was developed by IEDC with nationwide input and funded in part by grants from the U.S…. …more


America’s Counties Build Community Resiliency Through Coastal Restoration Webinar

Counties that undertake coastal habitat restoration are not only aiding the local environment and ensuring water quality; they are enhancing their own economic well-being. Coastal counties r… …more


Assessing Long-term Economic Recovery for Communities Impacted by Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (Fall 2010)

In August 2010, the White House’s National Incident Command-Economic Solution Team lead 21 economic development and assessment teams throughout the Gulf in response to the Deepwater Horizo… …more


Business Recovery Center Model – Mississippi Gulf Coast

The Deepwater Horizon Oil spill has had far-reaching impacts for the entire Gulf Coast and beyond. Despite these impacts, the Mississippi Coastal Region has an opportunity to transform its f… …more


Developing Coastal Tourism as an Economic Driver in the Houston-Galveston Region

This 2011 report of Developing Coastal Tourism as an Economic Driver provides recommendations and strategies to four counties in southeast Texas that have been impacted by Hurricane Ike. The… …more


Re-establishing Business Travel in Arlington, Virginia After September 11th, 2001 Pentagon Attacks Case Study

Ranked as one of the most-educated, highest-earning cities in the nation, Arlington, Virginia has a significant business travel industry due to the central location of the Pentagon. After th… …more


Resources for Rebuilding the Tourism and Fisheries Industries

The increase in the occurrence and devastation of natural and man-made disasters is impacting the local economy in many communities. Communities that rely on seasonal industries such as tour… …more


Restoring Tourism Assets in Charleston, South Carolina after Hurricane Hugo Case Study

Well known for its Southern charm and hospitality, Charleston, SC has a large tourism industry, which accounts for a major part of the regional economy. The aftermath of Hurricane Hugo in 19… …more


Reviving Wilmington, NC and Outer Banks’ Tourism Economy after the Impact of Multiple Hurricanes in 1999 Case Study

The coastline around Wilmington and the outer banks, boasts one of the largest recreational areas north of Florida, whereby tourism accounts for $390 million in annual economic impact. In 19… …more