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The latest post-hurricane updates from Puerto Rico

The latest post-hurricane updates from Puerto Rico

Friday, October 20, 2017

SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s tourism industry has banded together to rebuild and recover following the passing of Hurricane Marie four weeks ago. With a full industry assessment nearly complete, the island’s outlook remains positive, with airports and cruise ports fully operational and major hotels taking new reservations.

“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).

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Here are the latest updates from the island:

  • The Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) is fully operational with scheduled domestic and international flights. Rafael Hernández Airport (Aguadilla), Mercedita Airport (Ponce), José Aponte de la Torre Airport (Ceiba), Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci Airport (Isla Grande) and the Antonio Rivera Rodriguez Airport (Vieques) are operational and offering limited service.
  • More than 80 hotels are open, with the majority taking new reservations for the coming months. For a full list of hotels, go to puertoriconow.seepuertorico.com/hotels/
  • A number of key attractions have already opened, including the Puerto Rico Museum of Art in Santurce, and the Ponce Museum of Art. Bacardi tours will open to the public on Nov. 1, while El Morro and other San Juan historic sites are expected to open in the coming weeks.
  • Taxi drivers and main transportation companies are fully operating. Local travel agencies are also providing service to travellers.

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 status.pr.

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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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