Puerto Rico’s Big Tourism Recovery
SAN JUAN – In the middle of December, Puerto Rico tourism officials made a declaration. The destination was open for business, and ready to welcome back visitors, a bold claim in the wake of last year’s devastating storms, and a necessary mindset for an island in need of rebirth.
But less than two months later, Puerto Rico’s tourism industry is indeed showing a significant recovery.
It’s a recovery that covers all facets of the tourism sector: hotels, airlift, attractions and the cruise industry, according to Acting Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, Carla Campos.
The destination already has 12,458 hotel rooms, or 80 percent of its room stock, available, with another 2,670 rooms currently being revamped, according to Campos, who was speaking during the CHTA’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace conference at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.