While the assessment of impact across the island continues, the Puerto Rico Tourism company´s preliminary report shows that major tourism infrastructure and attractions are operational and the island can continue to welcome new visitors, the company said.
While power outages are present throughout the Island, many hotels, as well as essential services on the island such as hospitals, are operational due to generators and the majority of hotels throughout mainland Puerto Rico are ready to welcome new guests. Attractions such as parks and beaches are currently being assessed to ensure a committed focus on quick clean up in the coming days.
It is expected that flights to Luis MuÃ±oz Marin International Airport will resume Thursday after an initial assessment has been completed early afternoon. Airport services, including car rentals, will resume when the airport reopens. Flight delays are expected, but inbound and outbound flights are set to resume this afternoon. Puerto Rico´s port is being assessed, and cruises to the island will resume shortly.
Throughout the storm, the Puerto Rico Tourism company worked together with the private sector to manage all inquiries from concerned travelers and coordinated with other government agencies on efforts to prepare for Hurricane Irma´s potential impact.
The Puerto Rico Tourism company continues to work with all tourism partners to further assess damage and ensure tourist sites can resume full operations as soon as it is safe to do so.
It is anticipated that the Puerto Rico Tourism company offices will be open tomorrow, September 8, 2017, and further updates will be available as the island is further assessed.
The Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC), founded in 1970, is a public corporation responsible for stimulating, promoting and regulating the development of the tourism industry. It markets Puerto Rico as a tourism destination through advertising, public relations and promotional activities; promotes tourism among visitors and local residents; provides visitor orientation and technical assistance to investors; evaluates tourism facilities and establishes standards of quality; and regulates and oversees gaming operations. PRTC has offices and representatives in the US mainland, Canada, Europe and Latin America.