SAN JUAN, P.R.

Meet Puerto Rico released an update on the status of its utilities, tourism and convention infrastructure and overall relief effort.

Following are highlights:

  • San Juan’s hotels are reopening (click here for exact dates per the Puerto Rico Tourism Company).
  • Power (by generator) is keeping the lights on in many of the hotels.
  • Gas lines are now at a normal level.
  • The port is fully operational with Carnival Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean sailing this month and Norwegian Cruise Line returning Nov. 12.
  • The airport is fully operational and open 24 hours. By the end of November, it will have more than 700 domestic and international flights daily.
  • Attractions will be announcing official opening dates from now to the end of December (click here).
  • Go to status.pr for daily updates on service status throughout the island.

Meanwhile, the Puerto Rico Convention Center, which did not withstand any significant damages, will continue as the command center of operations for the Government of Puerto Rico; the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) 600 FEMA workers; contractors; and National Guard members directing relief efforts until the end of 2017. Starting Jan. 1, 2018, following FEMA’s departure, the Puerto Rico Convention Center will resume its schedule of conventions. Three January conferences are already confirmed.

Meet Puerto Rico is now entering its engagement phase—interacting with the industry and media on a consistent basis, starting with IMEX America in Las Vegas earlier this month, where staff met personally with approximately 30 media representatives and more than 300 potential clients.

Meet Puerto Rico shared updates and asked for input on new ideas, new approaches and new collaborations in the anticipation of relaunching and rediscovering Puerto Rico.

Meet Puerto Rico’s calendar of events remains intact. Click the link below for a list of upcoming upcoming tradeshows, conferences and events that Meet Puerto Rico will attend.

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Meet Puerto Rico is directing those who would like to help in Puerto Rico's recovery effort to United for Puerto Rico. The group was spearheaded by the First Lady of Puerto Rico Beatriz Rossello in collaboration with the private sector to provide aid and support to those affected by hurricane Irma and Maria.