Tripadura’s parent company, TripAdvisor, has announced that it is suspending all rental of the Poconoc islands.
The company said it had been notified that it could not continue to offer vacation rentals on the Poche Islands due to Hurricane Irene, which was devastating the island’s infrastructure and killed more than 100 people in the process.
The suspension comes a day after Tripadora said it was suspending rentals of Pocono rentals on several other islands including the Great White and the Poblico.
Tripadors suspension follows a report that Tripadurans suspension could impact thousands of vacation rentals in the New York and New Jersey areas.
A statement from Tripaduras parent company said: “The Poconobias infrastructure has been damaged by the hurricane, and we were unable to offer our customers rental accommodations on the islands, despite our repeated communication with the local tourism authorities.
As a result, our team has been working hard to locate alternative locations to lease accommodation on the island, but we have not been able to find a suitable option to do so.”
Tripadorans suspension comes on the heels of a report from The New York Times which revealed that the island was also facing a high rate of hotel cancellations due to the hurricanes impact.
The Times reported that TripAdura’s suspension may affect some tourists who were planning to stay on the Island until the island is reopened, but Tripadoras cancellation will affect the millions of tourists who travel to the island every year.
The NYT report found that TripDoras suspension could affect up to 300,000 visitors a day, although the company said that it expected the number to be much lower.
TripAdora said that the company has been actively contacting its customers to make sure they were aware of the potential impacts of the hurricane.
“Our focus has been on helping customers prepare and make sure that they are safe,” said TripAduras chief executive, Stephen Coughlan.
“We will continue to monitor this situation closely and update our customers as soon as we can.”
The suspension is effective for all TripAdoras rental properties on the New Jersey and New York islands.