Visit Puerto Rico
Travel agents from across the world were asked about the latest travel trends. Sun-and-sand trips are among the most popular trips to-date, and we are not surprised that beach resort stays tops the list of family travel trends.
Beautiful weather is considered essential to a perfect vacation for three-quarters (76%) of consumers, per a recent survey conducted by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC). And there’s no better place for year-round beautiful weather than the Caribbean. Epecially Puerto Rico since no passport is required for U.S. citizens – a valid ID is more than enough. Good weather and no travel hassle? We’ll take it!
New cultural experiences, including trying new cuisines (56%), experiencing a different culture (51%), and learning about the history of a destination (51%), also rank high among vacation must-haves. This really reinforces the mentality that investing in authentic experiences brings a lot more happiness and fulfillment than material items.
What some don’t realize is that the best way for travelers to support a destination like Puerto Rico is by continuing to visit – stay at hotels, eat at restaurants, buy from local businesses and partake in Island activities. Puerto Rico is encouraging tourists to check out the amazing progress they have achieved 8 months after Maria. Tourism contributes 10% to Puerto Rico’s GDP, making it a powerful tool for development, with ample capacity to transform the Puerto Rican economy in the short term. It is also an industry that generates direct and indirect jobs, with a multiplier effect in other segments of the economy.
For more information on summer travel to the Puerto Rico, including details on open attractions, hotels, and the city’s most popular restaurants and more, visit puertorico.com/.