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Isla Verde tourism to strengthen as ESJ Towers completes renovation

Isla Verde, an iconic high-density tourist area in Puerto Rico, is projected to see a boost in tourism as the transformation of ESJ Towers is finalized. The renovation of ESJ Towers to ESJ Azul, is one of the pillars proposed to revitalize Isla Verde beach. An $8 million investment made toward remodeling the property will provide a total of 450 rooms for visitors.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016/Author: Puerto Rico Tourism Company/Number of views (1088)/Comments (0)/
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Inaugura el primer bed & breakfast en el área de la montaña

Inaugura el primer bed & breakfast en el área de la montaña

12 de enero de 2016, San Juan, PR – Los nuevos empresarios de la industria turística, Yaiza Arvelo Serrano y Edwin Cortés Seguinot, anunciaron hoy, junto a la directora ejecutiva de la Compañía de Turismo de Puerto Rico (CTPR), Ingrid I. Rivera Rocafort, y al alcalde del municipio de San Sebastián, honorable Javier Jiménez Pérz, la inauguración del primer Bed & Breakfast (B & B) del programa de la CTPR en el área de la montaña, localizado en el Municipio de San Sebastián. La hospedería ubica dentro del centro histórico del pueblo y cuenta con cuatro habitaciones, dentro de un ambiente muy íntimo y acogedor que destaca una decoración criolla, de muebles antiguos en armonía con accesorios contemporáneos.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016/Author: Puerto Rico Tourism Company/Number of views (1089)/Comments (0)/
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Direct Flight Between Fort Lauderdale and Aguadilla

The Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC), Ingrid I. Rivera Rocafort, announced a new direct flight between Fort Lauderdale and Rafael Hernández Airport in Aguadilla. The daily flights will begin on May 5, 2016, through Jet Blue airlines.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015/Author: Puerto Rico Tourism Company/Number of views (1011)/Comments (0)/
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New design leads to slot machine development in Puerto Rico

The Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC), Ingrid I. Rivera Rocafort, announced the launch of a new casino product as part of the tourism company’s commitment to diversify the supply of games in Puerto Rico’s casinos. The new product, designed by Aristocrat Technologies, will be distributed between 13 casinos on the island and integrated into 84 Multi Site Progressive slot machines. This new product was designed specifically for the market of Puerto Rico and has been called the Jackpot of Enchantment.
Friday, December 18, 2015/Author: Puerto Rico Tourism Company/Number of views (1041)/Comments (0)/
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Christmas comes to Old San Juan

Christmas comes to Old San Juan

The Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) and the Senate of Puerto Rico joined representatives of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) in their annual Christmas gift distribution event, the FCCA Holiday Gift Project. The Senate President of Puerto Rico, Eduardo A. Bhatia, and the tourism company’s Executive Director, Ingrid I. Rivera Rocafort, participated in distributing gifts to nearly 140 children between the ages of 4-10 years old, from the communities of Villa Palmeras, Berwind, Canovanas and Loiza. Coop Tours, Sun Tours Rico and UTG companies assisted in the transportation of the children to the capitol of the country to participate in this festive event.
Monday, December 14, 2015/Author: Puerto Rico Tourism Company/Number of views (871)/Comments (0)/
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Star Legend choses San Juan as departure port in the Caribbean

November 25, 2015, San Juan – Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) Executive Director, Ingrid Rivera Rocafort, announced the arrival of Windstar’s Star Legend cruise ship to San Juan. The ship’s visit will have an estimated impact of $335,917.97 to the local economy. It will be the first time the cruise line will have Puerto Rico as base port, and will also be the first time the Star Legend will make two stops at Puerto Rican ports, including a visit to Culebra island as part of its travel plans. The ship, which has a 135-meter length and a maximum capacity of 212 passengers, employs 140 people.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015/Author: Puerto Rico Tourism Company/Number of views (832)/Comments (0)/
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Economy and sustainability experts gather at international forum in San Juan

Economy and sustainability experts gather at international forum in San Juan

The Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC), Ingrid I. Rivera Rocafort, announced the start of MOVE 2015, an International Conference on Sub-National Measurement and Economic Analysis of Tourism. The event is comprised of ten international experts in the areas of measurement, statistics, tourism and sustainability. For the first time in history, global results and metrics submitted by the World Tourism Organization will be presented at this conference.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015/Author: Puerto Rico Tourism Company/Number of views (991)/Comments (0)/
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The premier hospitality investment conference for the Caribbean begins today in San Juan

The Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit (CHICOS) Comes to Puerto Rico

November 12, 2015, San Juan – Alberto Bacó Bagué, Secretary for the Puerto Rico Department of Economic Development and Commerce and Ingrid I. Rivera Rocafort, Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, joined Parris Jordan, Managing Director HVS Caribbean & Chairman of CHICOS, to announce the official opening of the Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit (CHICOS), to be held November 12th - 13th, at The Ritz Carlton San Juan, in Isla Verde. The conference welcomes nearly 300 investors and as well as regional and international operators and industry leaders. The event provides attendees with the opportunity to significantly expand their network while learning the most important trends that can impact their hospitality investment decisions, not only in Puerto Rico, but in the Caribbean.
Sunday, November 15, 2015/Author: Puerto Rico Tourism Company/Number of views (742)/Comments (0)/
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Expanding horizons for Europe

First direct flight between Puerto Rico and the Nordic countries of Europe

On Nov. 1, 2015, Norwegian Airlines first flight from Oslo, Norway to Puerto Rico landed, marking the start of four new direct flights between Europe and Puerto Rico: San Juan to London, United Kingdom (twice a week); Stockholm, Sweden, Copenhagen, Denmark and Oslo, Norway.
Sunday, November 1, 2015/Author: Puerto Rico Tourism Company/Number of views (1167)/Comments (0)/
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Corozal, Puerto Rico inaugurates ruta platanera

The mayor of Corozal, Sergio Luis Torres Torres, has inaugurated the Ruta Platanera (Banana Route) in an effort to expand tourism services and to highlight gastronomy in Puerto Rico’s city of Corozal. This initiative has also received the full support of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC).
Wednesday, October 14, 2015/Author: Puerto Rico Tourism Company/Number of views (842)/Comments (0)/
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