As relief efforts continue in southeast Texas, companies are pitching in to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. And although airports are resuming service the area is still in need of assistance.
The U.S. travel and tourism industry has launched the Hurricane Harvey Tourism Recovery Fund which is dedicated to connecting the travel industry and its resources in support of the aftermath of Harvey.
The Fund will go towards restoring damaged tourist attractions and cultural tourism nonprofits, including historical monuments, beaches and open spaces, visitor centers, and more. Money will also go to supporting nonprofits to ensure the social capital of the region can rebuild. The organization will also make other donations as needed including training on volunteer management, disaster mitigation and planning, and marketing and communications support.
The Texas Travel Industry Association will work with places affected to evaluate needs and respond, along with working with members and partners in Texas. Nonprofit organization Tourism Cares will administer the Fund.
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