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Puerto Rico Says It’s Open For Tourism

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - December 12, 2017

By the Caribbean Journal staff

As Puerto Rico continues to work to recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the destination’s tourism officials say it is officially “open for business.”

More than 4,000 restaurants are already open, and major tourism attractions across the island have been cleaned up and restored, according to a statement from the Puerto Rico Tourism Company.

That includes 1,673 open restaurants in the San Juan area.

All airports in Puerto Rico are fully operational, with around 70 flights per day across 27 airlines.

Tourists in San Juan last month.

Indeed, San Juan’s airport has daily nonstop service from 17 major airports in the mainland United States.

Puerto Rico is also reporting that 75 percent of its hotel product is operational and taking reservations, from the El San Juan’s reopening to a new property called Solace by the Sea in Ponce.

“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,” said José Izquierdo, Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. “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.”

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