Destination Insights- Discover Puerto Rico
HopSkip Destination Insight Series, showcasing what makes Puerto Rico a great destination for groups and meetings.
This post is part of the HopSkip Destination Insight Series where HopSkip spotlights destination partners across the globe to bring awareness to what makes their destination unique.
Discover Puerto Rico
What are the biggest draws of your destination for groups?
Our incredible culture is one of the main draws. Your attendees will feel like they are in an international destination, but with the ease of meeting in a US destination. They'll find eclectic food, refreshing cocktails, authentic art, colorful architecture, lively music, and numerous outdoor experiences in our mountains, cities, and of course, on our beaches.
Which types of groups are best fits for your city?
All group types find a home in Puerto Rico, however, we often see corporate, incentive, medical, and pharmaceutical especially drawn to our destination. Because we have the largest convention center in the Caribbean, association and citywide groups are also a great fit. And because of our many sports facilities, sports are a big hit in our Island paradise. And finally, SMERF groups are drawn to the many unique venues and hotel properties available across our Island.
If you had to emphasize one unique appeal of your destination that you believe sets you apart from all others, what would that be?
Our culture truly sets us apart. While we have also incredible beaches like many destinations, our African, Spanish, and Taino heritage can be seen through our food, music, cocktails, and dance. Many tours are available to educate and entertain your attendees including food & cocktail tours, history tours, and many outdoor adventures.
What surprises travelers the most about your destination?
That you don't need a US passport to visit, you don't have to change your US-based phone plan and English is spoken widely across our Island.
How do you define a successful group event at your destination?
Not to sound too repetitive, but groups that immerse their attendees in our culture, rave about the experience. These are the most successful programs because the attendees leave our Island, feeling like family.
In one sentence, why should planners choose to hold their meeting at your destination over the thousands of other choices around the globe?
Meeting planners who have visited tell us that they are blown away by our warm, friendly people, the amazing hospitality, and the plethora of authentic cultural experiences. Our Destination Experience team members are experts at guiding planners to the right resources to make sure their events meets their goals.
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