Despite sustaining severe damage in 2017 from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the Caribbean Island region is forecasting a 6-7% growth in tourism arrivals in 2019. With improved air connectivity and most of the hurricane-damaged hotels up and running with new and improved facilities, meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions activity is steadily increasing on all the islands.
Infrastructure in San Juan, Puerto Rico is nearly back to pre-hurricane levels, and one of the city’s best meeting destinations – Caribe Hilton – is now open.
“The opening of Caribe Hilton in 1949 was a genesis of tourism that introduced travelers to the island of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean,” Danny Hughes, Executive Vice President of the Americas, Hilton, says. “The revitalization of this emblematic property is a continuation of that genesis, inspiring much anticipation and pride among the Hilton family, locals, guests and all who have an enduring affinity for this cherished San Juan hotel.”