Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic back in business after Hurricane Irma


The two territories managed to escape major destruction from the storm, that wreaked havoc in the Caribbean.


Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic are up and running, after a close brush with Hurricane Irma last week.

Meet Puerto Rico issued a statement saying that “after reaching out to the membership of Meet Puerto Rico (hotels, airports, venues, transportation services)” the country was able to report “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”.

This entity, that manages the country’s Meetings Industry assures that “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”.

The Dominican Republic has also informed the public that tourism in the country is working as usual and that hotels were not damaged by the Hurricane. “Everything is going on as usual in the different touristic spots. Thanks to the enforcement of safety ans prevention protocols no tourist and no hotel were affected”, said the Dominican minister of tourism, Francisco Javier Garcia.

The local authorities also assure that all airports, ports, roads and other infrastructures are working at full capacity.