Puerto Rico’s tourism industry continues to grow, as noted by the executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, Ingrid Rivera Rocafort, while announcing an increase of hotel occupancy rates for February 2015, compared to the same month during the previous year.
“PRTC is pleased that the country’s preliminary numbers in hotel occupancy for the month of February 2015, project a strong increase trend of 4.8 points, compared to the same month in 2014,” she explained.
“This specifically indicates a 86.1 per cent occupancy in February 2015 and compares to a 81.3 per cent in February 2014.
“Additionally, it reflects an average rate increase of 1.4 per cent, which equals a $189.59 fee in February 2015 compared to $186.93 from the previous year.
“The data also signifies that the hotels revenue per available room increased to $ 163.24 in February 2015 versus $151.97 in February of 2014,” said Rivera Rocafort.
According to the data, which is based on daily surveys conducted by PRTC, 12,384 more rooms were sold this year during the month February than the previous year.
“This increase in hotel occupancy, based on our preliminary numbers, combined with the record number of cruise ship visitors to the island, encourage us as we continue our efforts to increase visitors, strengthen maritime and air access, and offer a varied and attractive destination as well as maximize our efforts to promote Puerto Rico as a unique five-star destination,” added Rivera Rocafort.