Potential Pair of Tropical Storms Could Disrupt Travel

Generic Hurricane Photo
Photo by iStock/Getty Images/Guido72

While Hurricane Harvey continues to bring disastrous flooding to Texas and Louisiana, another pair of tropical storms could cause travel disruptions over the coming week.

While the weather system moving up the East Coast that disrupted flights yesterday weakened before reaching tropical storm status, Accuweather reports that a new system making its way westward across the Atlantic could strengthen to become Tropical Storm Irma. The storm, which forecasters say could become a powerful hurricane in the coming days, will take approximately one week to travel west across the Atlantic. While it is too soon to say with any certainty where or if the storm could impact the United States, the storm could make landfall in an area ranging from the Caribbeans Leeeward Islands to the Carolinas to Bermuda.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Lidia has prompted Delta to issue a change waiver for customers flying through Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, August 31 through September 1. The ticket must be reissued on or before September 5, with rebooked travel to begin no later than that date.

FREE Virtual Event

Pivoting Back to Travel: Phase 4

Are you prepared to guide your clients through the “new normal” of travel? Join us December 15, 2020 from 1pm-2:20pm EST for Pivoting Back to Travel: Phase 4. The upcoming installment of our FREE virtual series will feature presentations from the Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, and Seabourn on their most up-to-date travel procedures, health & safety protocols they’ve implemented to keep guests safe, activities that are open to visitors, what your clients need to know while on their trip and more! Visit www.pivotingbacktotravel to view the full agenda and register for your FREE pass.

According to a recent forecast from Colorado State University released before Harvey developed, were in the midst of an above-average hurricane season. The report, which was released in early August, predicted another 11 named storms through the end of the season due to unusually warm waters in the Atlantic.

Related Stories

Harvey Makes Second Landfall in Louisiana; Industry Offers Aid

Port of Galveston, Houston Airports to Remain Closed Due to Harvey

At ASTA, Carnival Corp. CEO Talks Commissions, Cuba and Hurricane Harvey

Tourism Leaders Criticize Adding Cozumel to Mexico Travel Warning

Suggested Articles:

Thailand announced a new tourist visa for U.S. travelers to apply in advance to visit safely for up to 60 days. Here's what you need to know.

Accor is taking full ownership of sbe’s hotel asset light business and entered an all-share merger with Ennismore. Here's what it means.

After cruising successfully in Europe the past few months, MSC Cruises is the first major line to receive approval for cruises from Japan. Read more.