Tropical cyclones can have a devastating effect on communities, causing loss of property, businesses, and life. In areas that rely on tourism, these effects can be long-lasting. In their recent work, Dr. Sergio Alvarez and Dr. Arthur Huang from UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management have examined the impact that tropical cyclones have on the tourism economy in Florida. The results suggest that these cyclones negatively impact the economy, especially in coastal regions, and that policy changes are needed to help the tourism sector recover
Brown, C. E., Alvarez, S., Eluru, N., & Huang, A. (2021). The economic impacts of tropical cyclones on a mature destination, Florida, USA. Journal of Destination Marketing & Management, 20, 100562. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdmm.2021.100562.
Alvarez, Sergio and Huang, Arthur
"Tropical Cyclones Negatively Impact the Tourism Economy in Coastal Regions,"
Rosen Research Review: Vol. 2:
3, Article 13.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/rosen-research-review/vol2/iss3/13