Puerto Rico Unveils Incentive Program to Lure Groups Back


Meet Puerto Rico has launched an incentive program to bring meeting and incentive groups back to the island that was devastated this fall by Hurricane Maria. The "Check Off Your Bucket List" promotion rewards planners for booking groups at select participating hotels and resorts with an authentic local culinary or cultural experience. The promotion applies to groups who sign a contract by March 31, 2018, for events taking place by Dec. 31, 2019. Click here to see the full details and eligibility requirements.

"We were hit hard, that is for sure," said Milton Segarra, CDME, president and CEO of Meet Puerto Rico. "But we are still standing. Right now, according to the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, 72 percent or 108 out of 149 hotels, are operating. This means that 82 percent of endorsed rooms are available and accepting reservations for new bookings. We also currently have 1,747 weekly nonstop and direct flights to Puerto Rico from the USA, Caribbean and International cities. Coupled with attractions updating us on their ability to host guests, and a convention center that is in such good shape it is being used as the headquarters for government officials and local DMCs, we are ready to turn your meeting lists and ours into bucket lists, to be fulfilled in Puerto Rico."

Segarra added, "We are not just coming back, we are moving into a new age with the amazing opportunity to try new ideas, new approaches and new commitments to our clients, and we want you to participate in our progress, and share in the anticipation of relaunching and rediscovering Puerto Rico. Following our engagement at IMEX, we hope this promotion is the next step in that collaboration."