THE 'COME FROM AWAY' EFFECT - WHAT IT IS, HOW MUCH IT COSTS
May 12, 2017
By Bob Komsic
Newfoundland’s luxurious Fogo Island Inn is catering to what’s becoming known as the ”Come From Away” Effect.
Local officials say calls are coming in from across Canada, the U.S. and Europe from tourists interested in visiting sites featured in the hit Broadway musical about Gander’s hospitality after 9-11.
Fogo Island Inn is a 40-minute ferry ride away, but is offering ”Come From Away” packages, starting at $2,155 per night per couple.
Suggested activities include, touring Gander International Airport and the North Atlantic Aviation Museum, where a piece of steel from the World Trade Center is displayed.
It was donated by firefighters on Long Island as a way to thank the town that almost doubled in population when the 9-11 terror attacks closed U.S. airspace and nearly 40 planes with almost 6,600 passengers and crew were diverted to Gander’s airport.