California wildfires are causing mayhem from Calabasas to Malibu, making some of the most famous stars and families flee their multi-million dollar homes. So far, major celebrities like Miley Cyrus, the Kardashians, Lady Gaga, and Orlando Bloom have had to flee before their homes turned into ashes. The death toll from the fires is at 42 and is expected to rise as the flames continue to lash through the state.
This area is one of the most populated in the entire country and draws visitors from all over the world to see the glamour of Hollywood up close. With the devastation to the area and all the homes, once the fire is contained it’s likely to take years to rebuild and recover. This tourism hub is about to take a major blow at a time they need revenue the most. Luckily federal funding should help with a lot of the recovery efforts, but it may be quite some time before visitors feel an urge to plan a vacation to the area.
How long do you think it will take the tourism industry to recover from these massive fires?