Flushing, New York — The latest in a series of tragedies that have struck the U.S. tourist industry in the past year.
On Thursday, a tourist was killed and nine others were wounded in a mass shooting in Oregon, as well as an attempted car bombing in New Jersey.
And in the span of three weeks, a gunman opened fire in a shopping center in Orlando, killing 49 people.
The U.K. also reported a spate of gun violence and attacks on tourist spots.
But with tourists flocking to the Caribbean for holiday break, some experts say the travel season is a good time to take extra precautions.
“I would say that the travel industry needs to start doing a better job of preparing people for the worst, which is what we saw this past week,” said Robert Kocher, a former White House national security adviser who teaches at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
“We are in a world where terrorism is becoming an increasingly real threat to our citizens, and so there is a very real concern that this is something that we need to address.”
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