The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association is encouraging tour operators to attend its Caribbean Marketplace which is being held in January in Puerto Rico as the destination has declared itself officially open for tourism.
In a statement issued by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, the official governing body of the tourism industry, it declares that its over three months since Hurricane Maria and that more than 100 hotels are now in full operation.
The properties are working alongside 107 major tourist attractions, including major sites like Old San Juan, the Castillo San Felipe del Morro and Cueva Ventana, to rebuild the sector.
Frank Comito, director general the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association said: “We are encouraging UK tour operators to attend our annual Caribbean Marketplace, which is being held in January in Puerto Rico.
“We look forward to supporting this wonderful destination in showing how the Puerto Rican people and the country’s tourism industry have prevailed against recent challenges to get the destination open for tourism.
“It is important for the entire Caribbean region, our industry’s travel partners and those who book travel to the Caribbean to show their support.”
Caribbean Marketplace takes place January 30th-February 1st.
Details can be found on the official website.
Last year’s Caribbean Marketplace attracted 228 supplier companies who met with 113 buyer companies and conducted over 10,000 prescheduled appointments over a two day period.