Dear Industry Partners,

We are aware of the most recent protests occurring in Old San Juan. We are keeping a pulse on Mainland and international press pick-up in an effort to mitigate negative perception this creates through the lens of a potential visitor or meeting planner. That said, we have prepared a statement on behalf of the organization to share with key stakeholders, should we get inquiries.

If asked about protests in San Juan:
We are closely monitoring the protests around El Capitolio and Fortaleza and are committed to sharing information with our partners about the situation to ensure travelers have the information they need to have a safe and enjoyable time while in Puerto Rico, move smoothly around the Island, and make decisions about their plans on the Island.

If asked for an opinion on protests in San Juan:
We respect the rights of individuals to demonstrate and voice their opinions in a peaceful, lawful manner.

Below, find recent coverage of the protests in US mainland/international media. We will continue monitoring and we anticipate more media stories and social conversation of the protests as several high-profile celebrities have expressed they will attend.

Please let us know if you get any media or other stakeholder inquiries, and we are happy to help field those responses.

Sincerely,
Brad Dean
CEO of Discover Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico’s Destination Marketing Organization

U.S. Media Coverage

WHAT ARE DMOs? 
  • A Destination Marketing Organization is a not-for-profit entity charged with promoting a destination and enhancing the long-term economic development of communities through travel and tourism.
  • DMOs exist globally and every major destination relies upon the organization to grow its visitor economy.
  • Discover Puerto Rico is the official name of the Puerto Rico Destination Marketing Organization.
WHY A DMO FOR PUERTO RICO?
  • Discover Puerto Rico is responsible for off-island promotion of leisure travel, meetings, conventions, and events through an integrated strategy.
  • Through synergistic efforts and an aligned vision for the destination, we intend to accelerate our visitor economy as a key driver to the island’s economic growth.
  • Our organization is designed to incorporate global best practices, institutional independence and continuity of management. In consultation with key industry stakeholders, we also work with the highest ethical values, transparency, accountability, and a bias towards action and agility.

Working To Benefit Our Entire Island

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