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    Quote Originally Posted by Arawak View Post
    Safe to say this pandemic is going to cause an economic crisis on Aruba not seen since the closure of the refinery back in the 1980's, before the massive tourism industry we now have. Now we don't have the refinery and the tourism industry on the island is set for a substantial hit.
    Maybe..... I'll still go. The unknown right now.... is what travel will be allowed in and outta the USA.... and other visiting countries.
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    One of my good friends says almost all of the big groupings are canceling...one at a time. They lost 2 the other day that would have been over 4 million of dollars for the hotel. Losses like that are going to be crushing for all involved and it pains me to say that as I have so many good friends it will affect.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arawak View Post
    Safe to say this pandemic is going to cause an economic crisis on Aruba not seen since the closure of the refinery back in the 1980's, before the massive tourism industry we now have. Now we don't have the refinery and the tourism industry on the island is set for a substantial hit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjones View Post
    Maybe..... I'll still go. The unknown right now.... is what travel will be allowed in and outta the USA.... and other visiting countries.
    The problem won't be individual passengers or whether the virus eventually gets here or not(which it will), rather the issues that we are already seeing, like business/conference cancellations. Every tourism stakeholder is already feeling the effects of the virus. From the tour agencies to taxis to the hotels. People sometimes forget that Aruba runs for 90% off tourism and is the most tourism dependent country in the world. Couple that with the total financial mismanagement of the last government who doubled our national debt, Aruba is currently in a "perfect storm".
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    Well said. The individual cancellations are raising on a daily basis as well. My friend said as of the other day at least 20 percent had already canceled with more coming in by the minute, and the rates of cancellations are increasing.

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    The problem won't be individual passengers or whether the virus eventually gets here or not(which it will), rather the issues that we are already seeing, like business/conference cancellations. Every tourism stakeholder is already feeling the effects of the virus. From the tour agencies to taxis to the hotels. People sometimes forget that Aruba runs for 90% off tourism and is the most tourism dependent country in the world. Couple that with the total financial mismanagement of the last government who doubled our national debt, Aruba is currently in a "perfect storm".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arawak View Post
    The problem won't be individual passengers or whether the virus eventually gets here or not(which it will), rather the issues that we are already seeing, like business/conference cancellations. Every tourism stakeholder is already feeling the effects of the virus. From the tour agencies to taxis to the hotels. People sometimes forget that Aruba runs for 90% off tourism and is the most tourism dependent country in the world. Couple that with the total financial mismanagement of the last government who doubled our national debt, Aruba is currently in a "perfect storm".
    Ouch.... points taken!
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    I don't want to be an alarmist but please prepare for the worst as I care about all of you. I feel like I have been ahead of the curve in preparing but it does not make me feel better, or safer. The cases in my state our starting to get out of control. With Trump issuing a ban on anyone from Europe entering the US after Friday I would say this is about to get crazy and they are pulling out all stops to control it. I expect to have all of MA schools closed as of Monday- I could be wrong but I honestly don't think so. I know many of you 100% disagree and I SOOOO want you to be correct.

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    I think the only way they are going to curb the spread is going to be drastic, such as shutting down the world for 2-3 weeks.

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    I 100 percent agree. Its going to take a world effort to control the spread and IMO the US has not done its job thus far IMO. The NBA is suspended, all travel for state workers in my state is forbidden, the NCAA will play with no fans, many colleges are closing and going online, my wifes company canceled all travel and large meetings, the town I teach in is a hotbed for the issue....we have a zillion people in self isolation in the town I teach in and I expect many to test positive if and when they actually get tested. And it goes on and on and on.

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    I think the only way they are going to curb the spread is going to be drastic, such as shutting down the world for 2-3 weeks.

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    The colleges all seem to be closing early for spring break. Many will resume studies remotely. Can’t imagine trying to plan for that transition. I wondered if the public schools would close but we haven’t heard anything about that as yet. We went out to our neighborhood spot for lunch today and the place was busy. It seems as though most people are just going about their day.

    My feeling is; take precautions and try not to worry too much.

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    The NBA has just suspended it’s season as a player tested positive for the Coronavirus.

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