Discover Puerto Rico has rolled out #GoForPuertoRico, a new campaign to encourage travel to the Island following January’s seismic activity.
Drawing inspiration from Puerto Rico’s resilient spirit, the new creative reminds travellers that Puerto Rico is open for tourism, focuses on the Island’s diverse offerings and communicates that by travelling, visitors are fuelling local communities.
In 2019, Puerto Rico posted record-breaking numbers in lodging revenue, airport arrivals and meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) bookings and expects to sustain the tourism momentum through 2020.
From air access being at an all-time high to witnessing notable advancements in the lodging industry, tourism numbers in 2019 surpassed the Island’s past high.
Lodging revenue reached nearly $1 billion in the past year. The Island also received 5.2 million travellers across all airports throughout the Island, which include tourists, diaspora, and visiting friends and relatives. And, specifically, the MICE sector showed a tremendous increase in leads, which could positively impact the next six years, providing a potential economic impact of over $320 million to Puerto Rico.
The new campaign builds upon Discover Puerto Rico’s brand campaign “Have We Met Yet?,” which re-introduced the Island to the world in April 2019. Travellers and meeting planners will immediately be drawn by the many aspects that make Puerto Rico a unique and meaningful destination — ranging from the hospitality of the Puerto Rican people, to the cuisine, to the festive spirit, to abundant natural attractions, and much more.
Brad Dean, CEO of Discover Puerto Rico, observed, “Our destination is ready and continues to receive visitors not only in the San Juan area, but across all regions. A way people can show their support for the Island is to travel to Puerto Rico for their vacations, work trips, meetings, conferences and events. Flights are operating normally to all airports, attractions across the Island are open, and all major hotels are operating.”