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Wed Oct 31, 2018, 04:02 AM

Departing Saipan tourists make room for aid workers

The Hotel Association of the Northern Mariana Islands is working to get resorts and other tourist destinations up and running as soon as possible after the devastation of last week's Supertyphoon Yutu. Wendi Herring, co-chair of the association and general manager of the Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan, said hotel operators are taking things one day at a time.

Although the Garapan resort didn't sustain any major damage, she said resorts and hotels located on the southern part of the island did not fare as well and many sustained substantial damage.

"It's a day-by-day process and all of the hotels are working as quickly as they can to restore services," she said. Herring said most of the resorts have backup power and water, "so we are taking care of our staff and our guests that still remain."

Approximately 3,200 tourists were stranded after the storm, but as of Monday only a small portion remained.

Read more: https://www.postguam.com/news/cnmi/departing-saipan-tourists-make-room-for-aid-workers/article_3d3c0332-db4a-11e8-9015-1f08e863fff9.html

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