As part of the celebration of the International Tourism Month, the Puerto Rico Tourism Co. (PRTC) announced several activities that will take place across the island during the remainder of the month.
PRTC Executive Director Carla Campos explained that the calendar includes 30 activities in 20 municipalities located on all of Puerto Rico’s touristic regions, which are Porta de Sol, Porta Caribe, Porta Atlántico, Porta Cordillera, Eastern Region, and the Metro Area.
Several of these events are sponsored by the PRTC and it is estimated that these activities will amass the participation of roughly 16,000 people, both from residents and visitors.
There have been 11 activities held in the first 10 days of September, such as the San Juan International Film Festival in the Fine Arts movie theater in Miramar; the first round of the ‘Little Lads and Little Lassies’ baseball tournament in several municipalities in Porta Caribe; and the 5k, 10k, and ‘Lola Challenge’ marathons in Old San Juan.
Throughout the rest of the month there will be an assortment of options, initiatives, and events to promote diversity in internal tourism and local economic activity. Among these are the 8th Chalk Festival in Cataño, and educational activity; the Plena and Quenepa Festival in Ponce; ‘Degustando la Cultura,’ in Arecibo; the celebration of San Juan’s 500th anniversary; and ‘Chévere Que Son’ in Bayamón’s Casino Tropical.
In addition, the ‘Pin Your Movements: Voy Turisteando Zumba Tour’ will visit Lares, Aguas Buenas, Guánica, Guaynabo, Aguadilla, Orocovis, and Arecibo. This tour will feature renowned dancer Toni Costa, who will also visit other municipalities in upcoming months.
Meanwhile, the International Coastal Cleanup Day will take place on September 21 in different beaches and bodies of water. Every year, hundreds of persons join efforts to clean these waters and help preserve one of Puerto Rico’s main tourism attractions—its beaches. This initiative is endorsed by several entities in the tourism industry, as well as community organizations, schools, youth groups, and private citizens.
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Moreover, on September 27 there will be a large-scale event to celebrate World Tourism Day in the Capitol of Puerto Rico’s premises in San Juan. This year, the World Tourism Organization is stressing the importance of the tourism industry internationally with the theme ‘Tourism and Jobs: a better future for all.’
Likewise, Campos indicated that a Destination Management Forum will be sponsored for industry members in the public and private sectors. Topics such as short-term rentals, security, cleaning and maintenance of areas of tourist interest will be discussed, among other points of interest for the development and promotion of Puerto Rico as a world-class destination.
Read the Itinerary for the Remainder of September: