Puerto Rico prepared for tourism after recovering from hurricane

Published on : Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Puerto RicoPuerto Rico is open for tourism as it starts its winter season on December 20, and just in time before the holidays set in.

 
More than 100 hotels are open now and in operation. More than four thousand restaurants are taking orders and serving up delicious cuisine. Major tourism attractions Island-wide have been cleaned up and restored, according to the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC), which is the official governing body of the tourism industry.

 
José Izquierdo, Executive Director of the PRTC said, “It’s been the continued collaboration with Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s team and tourism industry partners that has resulted in tremendous progress and we’re thrilled to be officially open for tourism.”

 
He added, “Tourism is a vital contributor to the Island’s economy, so reaching these milestones not only will help build a stronger, better Puerto Rico, but showcases the resiliency in our people and destination.”

 
The PRTC said that all airports are fully operational, with approximately 70 flights per day across 27 different major commercial airlines. San Juan International airport (SJU) continues to have daily nonstop service from 17 major airports in mainland US. Additional nonstop flights are operating from Canada, Germany, Panama, Colombia, Dominican Republic and other islands from the Caribbean.

 
Additionally, more than 75 per cent of hotels are operational and taking reservations.
The PRTC said, “As first-responders staying at hotels in San Juan prepare to depart, this frees up rooms for travelers. Not only are iconic hotels like El San Juan Hotel re-opening, but new hotels are also opening, like Solace by the Sea in Ponce.”

 
As for cruises, close to 60 cruise shore excursions are available. There are also 107 operating tourist attractions across the Island, including major sites like Old San Juan, the Castillo San Felipe del Morro, Cueva Ventana, among others.

 
A total of 1,673 restaurants in the San Juan area and thousands more across the island are operating.

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