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Meet Puerto Rico Post Hurricane Irma Statement: Milton Segarra President & CEO

Meet Puerto Rico Post Hurricane Irma Statement:  Milton Segarra President & CEO

Milton Segarra, President, and CEO Meet Puerto Rico issued this official statement this morning. worked closely with the PRTC and PRHTA and our members, preparing and readying ourselves for Hurricane Irma, and urging our members,

He said: :”We worked closely with the PRTC and PRHTA and our members, preparing and readying ourselves for Hurricane Irma, and urging our members, staff and clients, to take the appropriate measures to protect life and property.  We are happy to report that we are all well.

We are also pleased to report after reaching out to the membership of Meet Puerto Rico (hotels, airports, venues, transportation services) that the Puerto Rico Convention Center and most of our hotels are fully operational, ready to welcome guests and accepting reservations. Most damages are restricted to debris, which is being removed. The Luis Munoz Marin International Airport is up and running on generators and reporting no structural damage.

No groups or site visits have been canceled.

Our calendar of events remains unchanged and we remain ready to welcome all groups to Puerto Rico soon. We at Meet Puerto Rico send our good thoughts to all who have been impacted by Hurricane Irma and to those still in its path and send our prayers for safe delivery.

Yesterday the Puerto Rico Tourism Company issued the following press-release:

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. 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 Muñoz 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.

“After an early assessment this morning, we can attest to the fact that nearly all hotels in Puerto Rico are operational and apt to continue receiving guests. The public and private sectors worked together to implement emergency plans. Hotels and tourist attractions across the Island implemented safety measures before the storm that have allowed them to recover quickly. Travelers planning to visit Puerto Rico can be confident in that their travel plans should not be affected, and that our industry is ready to continue providing the quality experience that distinguishes us. Our thoughts are with our Caribbean neighbors who have also been impacted by this storm and those on the U.S. mainland who may still be in harm’s way,” said Jose Izquierdo, Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company.

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.

Read the full article: https://eturbonews.com/163882/163882

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