Articles tagged “puerto rico”

Surfers Want Resort Developers to Stay Away From a Remote Puerto Rican Village

Surfers Want Resort Developers to Stay Away From a Remote Puerto Rican Village

Danica Coto , Associated Press

Even if the hotel development moves forward — which seems likely — authorities would be wise to preserve the qualities that make people want to visit this relatively untouched part of Puerto Rico.

5 months ago

Puerto Rico Is Still Trying to Turn a Former Bombing Range Into a Top Tourist Destination

Puerto Rico Is Still Trying to Turn a Former Bombing Range Into a Top Tourist Destination

Danica Coto, Associated Press

For years Vieques was little more than an expendable bombing range for the U.S. Navy until the island's fishermen had enough and forced an end to it. Now residents are trying to boost tourism by opening up parts of the island that have been off-limits for years because of unexploded munitions. They deserve all the help they can get.

6 months ago

Puerto Rico Launches Mobile App to Promote Museums and Art

Puerto Rico Launches Mobile App to Promote Museums and Art

Associated Press

If you develop it, they will come -- or a least that's the hope regarding a new museum and arts app for Puerto Rico. The island saw tourism rise in 2016 despite Puerto Rico's severe economic woes.

7 months ago

Puerto Rico Pins Luxury Tourism Hopes on a $230-Million Four Seasons Hotel

Puerto Rico Pins Luxury Tourism Hopes on a $230-Million Four Seasons Hotel

Associated Press

As Puerto Rico rebuilds its tourism market after a very challenging year, it's pinning some of those hopes on the luxury market.

7 months ago

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Travel Threats Impacting the Modern Traveler

Travel Threats Impacting the Modern Traveler

Allianz + Skift

The modern traveler may face more threats than in the past, but the outlook for global travel remains bright as travelers prove to be more resilient and aware than ever before.

10 months ago

Puerto Rico and the Fight for Caribbean Tourism: 5 Podcast Takeaways

Puerto Rico and the Fight for Caribbean Tourism: 5 Podcast Takeaways

Sarah Enelow, Skift

These spokespeople from Puerto Rico tourism agencies want to make one thing clear: neither Zika nor Puerto Rico's financial crisis are seriously problematic for tourism to the island.

10 months ago

Skift Podcast: Puerto Rico and the Fight for Caribbean Tourism

Skift Podcast: Puerto Rico and the Fight for Caribbean Tourism

Hannah Sampson, Skift

As they try to promote tourism amid a Zika outbreak, Caribbean destinations — and especially Puerto Rico — are facing challenges. Spreading information about efforts to combat the spread, targeting visitors who are least threatened by the virus, and running promotions to spark demand are some of the efforts Puerto Rico's tourism leaders are employing.

10 months ago

Uber Gets Court Win in Economically Depressed Puerto Rico

Uber Gets Court Win in Economically Depressed Puerto Rico

Associated Press

Thousands of drivers have registered for Uber in economically distressed Puerto Rico. The judge's ruling, which states that the ride-sharing company should be treated in Puerto Rico like it is in 33 states and 70 U.S. cities, and not like traditional taxis gives Uber room to grow on the tourism-dependent island.

12 months ago

Puerto Rico’s Zika Virus Epidemic Is Bad News for Tourism

Puerto Rico’s Zika Virus Epidemic Is Bad News for Tourism

Michelle Kaske, Bloomberg

Travelers not concerned about pregnancy may still travel to destinations with Zika epidemics but may choose to stick to areas that are less prone to mosquito activity.

12 months ago

New York State Tourism Will Target Australia and Puerto Rico

New York State Tourism Will Target Australia and Puerto Rico

Associated Press

New York, an ever popular tourist destination, is now targeting specific international markets with its marketing.

2 years ago

San Juan’s New Giant Pier Gives It Access to Mega Cruise Ships

San Juan’s New Giant Pier Gives It Access to Mega Cruise Ships

Associated Press

Puerto Rico needs to do more to ensure a diverse mix of tourism activities to promote itself out of its budget hole. Just megaships won't do.

2 years ago

Closing of a Hilton Casino Illustrates Puerto Rico’s Economic Challenges

Closing of a Hilton Casino Illustrates Puerto Rico’s Economic Challenges

Danica Coto, Associated Press

2 years ago