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Puerto Rico Assures Visitors Who Take Zika Precautions Should Be Worry-Free

By on May 14, 2016

Puerto Rico Convention Center (Puerto Rico Tourism Co. photo)

Puerto Rico Convention Center (Puerto Rico Tourism Co. photo)

SAN JUAN – Highlighting the fact that more than 60 groups and conventions visited Puerto Rico during March and April, the Puerto Rico Tourism Co. (PRTC) says it is confident that with a comprehensive education campaign about the Zika virus, tourism, the island’s economic engine, will be resilient.

Although there have been some future group cancellations over the next two years, the PRTC is anticipating that the tide will be stemmed, banking on educated consumers.

The PRTC has launched a website, PuertoRicoNow.SeePuertoRico.com, to provide travelers with information on Zika and the island, “so they are better able to decipher reality from perception, make fact-based travel plans and choose Puerto Rico as their go-to destination,” a Tourism Co. release reads.

“Accurate information about Zika is the key to making educated decisions about visiting Puerto Rico,” Ingrid I. Rivera Rocafort, executive director of the PRTC said in a recent statement. “We have an obligation to provide the real facts about the virus and trust that travelers will not let perceptions drive travel decisions. Once they put it into perspective, we feel certain that Puerto Rico will continue to attract visitors from around the world who will enjoy a worry-free experience.”  

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