Puerto Rico Tourism Company News

Norwegian Airlines returns to Puerto Rico

Norwegian Airlines returns to Puerto Rico

4th Nov 2016 Airline News Tourism News

With reinstated direct flights to Puerto Rico from London Gatwick with Norwegian Airlines, the tropical Caribbean island has become the perfect destination for winter sun. The non-stop direct flights will operate twice a week between London Gatwick and the Caribbean from November 2016, meaning the exciting island of Puerto Rico is now just over nine hours away for UK travellers.

Puerto Rico Tourism Company hails tourism expo a success

Puerto Rico Tourism Company hails tourism expo a success

Puerto Rico Tourism Company stated today that the first edition of the International Tourism Expo – Puerto Rico was a definite success. More than 90 exhibitors from local and international companies and more than 480 travel agents from the United States, Europe, Latin America, China and Puerto Rico participated in the event which had an estimated impact of $900,000 to the local economy.

New Volaris flight links Cancun to San Juan, Puerto Rico

New Volaris flight links Cancun to San Juan, Puerto Rico

13th May 2015 Airline News Tourism News

Puerto Rico Tourism Company executive director Ingrid Rivera Rocafort has welcomed a new direct flight offered by Mexican airline Volaris from Cancun, Quintana Roo, to San Juan, Puerto Rico. The flight will also connect to Mexico City. Volaris is the Mexican low-cost airline with routes in Mexico and the United States. The route will begin operating as of July 2nd, 2015, every Thursday and Sunday.

Strong accommodation figures from Puerto Rico tourism

Strong accommodation figures from Puerto Rico tourism

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.

Puerto Rico welcomes Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2015

Puerto Rico welcomes Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2015

Puerto Rico has been hosting the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Caribbean Travel Marketplace 2015 at the Puerto Rico Convention Center. The event is considered one of the most important symposiums of the tourism industry in the Caribbean. Ingrid Rivera Rocafort, executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, explained that around 1,100 delegates from 29 different countries were expected to attend.

Puerto Rico Tourism Company launches agricultural tourism programme

Puerto Rico Tourism Company launches agricultural tourism programme

Executive director for the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, Ingrid Rivera Rocafort, has announced the start of the agency’s Agricultural Tourism Program with the official certification of Hacienda Tres Ángeles in the municipality of Adjuntas, located at the Island’s central mountainous region. Agricultural Tourism is a form of sustainable tourism, in which the visitor has the opportunity to learn about agricultural areas, tasks, local products, native foods and the region’s everyday life, as well as the destination’s cultural heritage and traditions.

Puerto Rico launches salsa national marketing campaign

Puerto Rico launches salsa national marketing campaign

Puerto Rico Tourism Company has launched a national marketing campaign enticing travellers to learn to salsa on the eastern Caribbean island. Angie Sloan, regional director for PRTC in the UK, said: “The destination has been opened up significantly to travellers from the UK since the launch of British Airway’s direct flight from London Gatwick and this campaign will showcase the destination as one that invites a mix of Latin, Caribbean and American cultures, particularly in Old San Juan, reborn in recent years as one of North America’s hottest urban destinations and the place to experience Puerto Rican salsa.”

Iberia boosts services to San Jose, Costa Rica

Iberia boosts services to San Jose, Costa Rica

1st Feb 2012 Airline News

Spanish flag-carrier Iberia has announced plans to increase its capacity on flights between Madrid and San Jose in Costa Rica by 5.5 per cent, to offer a total of 234,000 seats this year. The carrier – part of International Airlines Group - will use A340-600 aircraft, which have an extra 100 seats each. 

US in tourism promotion drive

US in tourism promotion drive

21st Jan 2012 Tourism News

US Commerce Secretary John Bryson today appointed Mario González-Lafuente, Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC), to the Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (TTAB) of the US Department of Commerce, as part of a strategy to promote the United States.