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Puerto Rico Tourism News. Puerto Rico is a Caribbean island and unincorporated U.S. territory with a landscape of mountains, waterfalls and the El Yunque tropical rainforest. In San Juan, the capital and largest city, the Isla Verde area is known for its hotel strip, beach bars and casinos. Its Old San Juan neighborhood features colorful Spanish colonial buildings and El Morro and La Fortaleza, massive, centuries-old fortresses.

ASUR: Passenger traffic down 44.9% in Mexico, 41.5% in Puerto Rico and 67.8% in Colombia

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 5, 2020 23:11

Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A.B. de C.V. ASUR, an international airport group with operations in Mexico, the U.S. and Colombia, today announced that total passenger traffic for October 2020 decreased 50.1% ... Read More

Puerto Rico will be open for travelers on July 15

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 18, 2020 19:37

As was recently announced by Governor of Puerto Rico Wanda Vázquez Garced, this week marks the beginning of the 3rd phase of economic reopening for the U.S. jurisdiction, with recreation and tourism ... Read More

Puerto Rico to resume in-bound tourism next month

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 12, 2020 22:10

As part of the Island’s responsible four-phased reopening plan, Puerto Rico announced it will formally reopen for in-bound tourism on July 15. However, beaches have reopened with sunbathing and other ... Read More

Puerto Rico golf courses and resorts re-open

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- May 29, 2020 00:49

Many of Puerto Rico's 18 golf courses have reopened, as recently announced by Gov. Wanda Vázquez. Caution, patience, and discipline have been staples of the Island's proactive edicts designed to ... Read More

Strong earthquake strikes Puerto Rico

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 2, 2020 16:07

A powerful 5.5-magnitude earthquake rocked the unincorporated US territory of Puerto Rico today. The earthquake was followed by several aftershocks. According to the USGS, the initial quake was recorded 11 ... Read More

Puerto Rico Tourism safeguarding visitors’ health and safety

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 1, 2020 23:00

Recognizing the need for new standards of cleaning, disinfection, hygiene, and the competitive advantage that the implementation of additional measures provide for the Island as a tourist destination, the Puerto ... Read More

Puerto Rico: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2020 22:22

As most of us enter another week of shelter-in-place mandates, Discover Puerto Rico is the first destination to entertain and educate would-be tourists by transporting them through Google Earth on ... Read More

Puerto Rico Urges Tourists on the Island to Comply with Lockdown

editor editor- March 20, 2020 20:46

As part of the efforts to maintain visitors informed during the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis, the Puerto Rico Tourism Company government agency launched an initiative to invite tourists to come back ... Read More

Puerto Rico emergency instruction for tourists, hotels, airport, restaurants and shops

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 15, 2020 23:33

What is the situation in Puerto Rico in regards to COVID-19 and the travel and tourism industry. Puerto Rico, a United States Territory in the Caribbean has an important share ... Read More

Another devastating earthquake strikes Puerto Rico

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 11, 2020 16:01

Another devastating earthquake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0, struck Puerto Rico on Saturday morning, causing further damage along the island’s southern coast, where previous recent quakes have toppled homes ... Read More

Puerto Rico is open for tourism!

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 10, 2020 15:24

Discover Puerto Rico is assuring the traveling public that Puerto Rico is open and is receiving visitors after the recent devastating earthquakes. Here’s what travelers should know: • Welcoming cruise ... Read More

Are tourists safe in Puerto Rico after major earthquake?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 7, 2020 21:05

The Sheraton Caguas Real Hotel & Casino in Puerto Rico updated eTurboNews about the situation for their guests after the earthquake. Puerto Rico has declared a state of emergency. A ... Read More

Major Earthquake in Puerto Rico: No power

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 7, 2020 09:12

The 6.6 magnitude earthquake felt on the whole island of Puerto Rico.  According to eyewitnesses half of the island is without power. According to an eyewitness this means is that ... Read More

Earthquake devastates Puerto Rico, destroys major tourist attraction

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 7, 2020 00:50

Strong earthquake has devastated Puerto Rico, with homes collapsed, cars crashed and roads covered in rocks and debris – apparently the result of a mudslide. Many island's residents were left ... Read More

Puerto Rico earthquake just recorded

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- September 24, 2019 04:03

A strong 6.0 earthquake was just recorded 38 miles north west of San Antonio, Puerto Rico No tsunami warning was triggered and it’s not clear if the quake caused damages ... Read More

Next Hurricane Karen threatening Caribbean

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 22, 2019 17:36

Currently Karen is a Tropical Storm with all the ingredience of becoming anothr Hurricane. A Watch has been issued for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, including Vieques and ... Read More

Puerto Rico says ‘thank you’ two years after Hurricane Maria

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 20, 2019 18:36

Today marks two years since Hurricane Maria, and Puerto Rico’s tourism community wants to say THANK YOU to all the travelers who have helped Puerto Rico have a record-breaking year ... Read More

Martinique, St. Vincent, Barbados, Puerto Rico and St. Croix: Tourists bracing for Dorian

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 27, 2019 06:29

Tourists in Martinique, St. Vincent, Barbados, Puerto Rico, and St. Croix are alerted, that Dorian, a powerful tropical storm is on the way. Watches and warnings are in effect in ... Read More

The Puerto Rico Convention Center, operated by AEG Facilities, reports most successful year ever

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 26, 2019 22:30

The Puerto Rico Convention Center (PRCC), operated by AEG Facilities, announced fiscal year 2018-2019 as the most successful year in its 14-year history. Driven by the PRCC focus on delivering ... Read More

Puerto Rico Tourism stays on track amid protests and Governor’s resignation

editor editor- July 26, 2019 00:47

Today, Discover Puerto Rico, the island’s destination marketing organization (DMO), reached out following the governor’s resignation to provide an update on tourism on the U.S. territory island. With the recent ... Read More

Puerto Rico on strike: Hundreds of thousands demand Governor’s resignation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 22, 2019 19:21

Hundreds of thousands of protesters were expected to take over one of Puerto Rico's busiest highways to press demands for the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rossello over an obscenity-laced leaked ... Read More

Golf in Puerto Rico: Niche tourism market

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 19, 2019 02:27

Discover Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico's first-ever Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), announced that Island golf courses and resorts report substantial growth in rounds and revenue during the first four months of 2019 (compared ... Read More

WTTC Global Summit: Next stop San Juan

editor editor- April 5, 2019 20:48

Discover Puerto Rico, the Island’s first-ever and new Destination Marketing Organization, today announced that island will serve as the host for the World Travel & Tourism Council 2020 Global Summit, ... Read More

Puerto Rico Tourism beefs up online presence

editor editor- February 28, 2019 23:06

The new DiscoverPuertoRico.com offers a rich, multimedia content experience that inspires visitors to explore the entire Island while connecting them with local tourism businesses directly. Discover Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico’s ... Read More

Destination Puerto Rico: Selected as Inspirational Partner

editor editor- December 18, 2018 23:11

A recent designation aligns Destination Puerto Rico with other select companies who maintain a loyal partnership and provide outstanding service in the event industry. Read More

Inner workings of the cruise industry: FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- October 9, 2018 09:20

Cruise tourism stakeholders are one step closer to a glimpse of the industry’s inner workings, as workshop topics and panels have been finalized for the FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade ... Read More

Change of Command at the Puerto Rico Hotel and Tourism Association

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- September 11, 2018 19:45

The Puerto Rico Hotel and Tourism Association recently elected Pablo Torres, general manager of the Caribe Hilton Hotel, as its new Chairman of the Board of Directors. Torres will lead ... Read More