Puerto Rico’s Tourism is on a Path to Quick Recovery
October 12, 2017 2:20pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico--October 12, 2017--Just three weeks after the passing of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s tourism industry has come together to move forward on a path to recovery. With a full industry assessment almost complete, the Island’s outlook is positive with airports and cruise ports fully operational and major hotels expected to take new reservations beginning this week.
“We’re glad to report that the preparedness measures put into place have allowed for what we’re seeing will be a quick recovery for our tourism industry. We are confident that the progress we have shown just a few weeks out is a sign of the resiliency and strength of our people. We expect to welcome visitors to the Island in the weeks ahead, especially those looking to travel with a purpose as we’re working to finalize compelling voluntourism activities for those who want to head out beyond San Juan and help the communities in greater need,” said José Izquierdo, Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC).
Following are some updates that confirm the Island’s progress on the path to recovery:
“The support received from our industry partners to date has been remarkable and we continue to welcome relief efforts from partners who are interested in helping the people of Puerto Rico as we focus on rebuilding our Island. We are confident that with the continuous support of our industry partners and visitors coming to our Island, we can build a stronger Puerto Rico,” said Izquierdo.
For the latest tourism industry updates, visit www.SeePuertoRico.com. For information on other infrastructure improvements (related to hospitals, ATMs, supermarkets, etc.) across the Island, visit http://status.pr/.
Visitors with questions about travel to Puerto Rico can call the PRTC at 787-522-5960, talk via PRTC’s Live Chat or call their hotels directly for more information.
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The Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC), founded in 1970, is a public corporation responsible for stimulating, promoting and regulating the development of the tourism industry. It markets Puerto Rico as a tourism destination through advertising, public relations and promotional activities; promotes tourism among visitors and local residents; provides visitor orientation and technical assistance to investors; evaluates tourism facilities and establishes standards of quality; and regulates and oversees gaming operations. PRTC has offices and representatives in the U.S. mainland, Canada, Europe and Latin America.
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