The Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC), Ingrid I. Rivera Rocafort, confirmed that 19 different cruise lines plan to attend the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Cruise Conference & Trade Show. The conference will take place on September 26-30, 2016 and is expected to draw more than 1,000 participants, positively impacting the hotel industry and the economy. “The cruise line industry has positively impacted Puerto Rico’s tourism scene, as well as the Island’s economy throughout the last few years,” said Rivera Rocafort. “We are excited to be hosting the FCCA conference, and for all representatives of the 19 cruise lines to see what Puerto Rico can offer as a popular tourist destination.” Through a specialized series of workshops, participants have the chance to take part in discussions regarding the tourism industry, as well as development, security and best practices within the cruise ship industry. Additionally, attendees have the opportunity to build relationships with public and private sectors from the visiting destinations. Executive Director of the Port Authority, Ingrid C. Colberg Rodríguez said, “The Port Authority has high expectations with the FCCA conference, and is thrilled to have Puerto Rico as its host. This effort works to strengthen the development of the cruise line industry in San Juan.” AIDA Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean International are among the members of the FCCA, which are expected to be in attendance. President of the FCCA, Michelle Paige stated, “Participation in the FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade show is vital for those seeking to strengthen their business partnerships with the cruise industry. The event not only provides access to important industry executives but also offers attendees the opportunity to expand their network of contacts and new business opportunities.”