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Stat: After Disasters, Wellness Tourism Recovers 170 Percent More

At the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Global Summit in Madrid, Spain, the Global Wellness Institute (GWI) released new data suggesting wellness tourism could rebound faster than the tourism sector as a whole following major disasters, such as wars, acts of terrorism, drug violence or natural disasters. The ten nations analyzed that have experienced either historic or shorter-term disruptions, will see, on average, an annual 7.2 percent growth rate in inbound trips overall, but a greater 19.5 percent annual rise in inbound wellness tourism trips (each year from 2012-2017). This represents roughly 170 percent more inbound wellness-focused trips across those five years…

 

90 Percent of Disasters Caused By Human, Says NDMA Deputy Director

About 90 per cent of disasters are caused by humans, therefore there is a need for more awareness creation on disaster prevention, control and adoption techniques, the deputy executive director of the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) has said. Mr Sering Modou Joof made this remark on Tuesday at the beginning of a three-day training workshop being attended by 25 regional disaster management committee members at the governor’s office in Brikama….

 

How Smart Leadership Revived Chile after an Historic Disaster

Chile-earthquake-1024x440On Feb. 27, 2010, a massive earthquake struck Chile, causing widespread devastation and economic damage equal to 18% of its GDP. In what could have been further bad fortune, this catastrophe occurred during a moment of political transition, as a new administration prepared to take power. Under such circumstances, many countries might have needed years to rebound — but Chile bounced back faster than anyone would have thought possible…

 

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