When it comes to travel fiascos, few rival the 2017 Fyre Festival. Thousands of people bought tickets—some purchasing package deals for up to $12,000 — for a luxury music festival over two weekends in the Bahamas.
People like New York video producer Amanda Brooks signed up for the once-in-a-lifetime experience including a villa, gourmet food, even a treasure hunt, not to mention an all-star music lineup. But when she arrived, she and everyone else found something much different. For one thing, the promised villas were not there. In their place were refugee tents.