‘Despacito’ hit song enhances Puerto Rico tourism by 45%

Published on : Tuesday, August 29, 2017

DespacitoThe hit song ‘Despacito’ has enhanced the regional tourism industry of Puerto Rico considerably, of late.


This famous song by a Puerto Rican singer-songwriter has received 3.4 billion views ever since it was published on YouTube in January 2017. The song features Daddy Yankee who is the superstar of Puerto Rico.


Several sources have revealed that this hit song has been arousing the interest of a large number of foreign tourists to get to know this place since it is the area where the superstars were born.


Club La Factoria and Old San Juan are some locations demonstrated extensively in the video of this popular song.


Thereafter, the tourism authorities in both these places, based in La Perla district have witnessed a high level of tourist interest. They are extremely excited to observe that the song has boosted the tourism growth in this region.



The boost comes at a time when the nation had announced a bankruptcy earlier this year with an aim to recover from a US$70 billion debt.


About 4 million tourists arrive in Puerto Rico every year. As per the available records about 4.2 million tourists had been to this region in the year 2013. Ever since Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s song has become a superhit, tourists from all across the planet seem to be focusing their attention on Puerto Rico.




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