Puerto Rico’s Governor Pedro Pierluisi (pictured) was at World Routes 2021 on Oct. 10 to outline how the Caribbean island’s tourism strategy will position it for a sustained recovery.
He said the country’s economic issues in recent years have been compounded by natural disasters and the pandemic, but asserted that the island now has a “favorable business climate that fosters investment and job creation.”
Much of the focus is being placed on the island’s tourism industry, Pierluisi explained, which has become a “shining example of resiliency and recovery.”
He said Puerto Rico has recorded the highest-ever lodging revenues of $376 million so far in 2021, while the year-to-date lodging demand is 12% higher than its previous record in 2019.
The island continues to see strong demand from the US and Pierluisi outlined that new international territories are now a target. He cited Spain, the UK, Germany, Canada, Colombia, and Mexico…