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Lonely Planet recognizes San Juan among the 10 best cities to travel

The renowned Lonely Planet travel guide selected San Juan as one of the 10 best cities in the world to visit in 2018, highlighting its recovery efforts after the passage of Hurricane Maria.

San Juan, Oct. 25 (EFE) .- The renowned Lonely Planet travel guide selected San Juan as one of the 10 best cities in the world to visit in 2018, highlighting its efforts to recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

In a statement, the executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, José Izquierdo, today highlighted the spirit of hospitality of the Puerto Rican capital and indicated that its eagerness to overcome it will allow it to recover after the passage of Hurricane Maria more than a month ago.

Tourism of Puerto Rico (CTPR) said he felt "honored" that San Juan is among the ten cities to visit next year.

"What makes San Juan a unique city is its people and especially that spirit of hospitality that we have demonstrated more than ever during the past month. "This goes hand in hand with the commitment of the governor Ricardo Rosselló's administration to ensure that our ports, hotels and service infrastructure are ready for to welcome the visitors this holiday season, "he added.

He also highlighted the efforts made by the island's executive to try to position the island as one of the preferred destinations for doing business and for the development of tourism.

"Among the efforts being made to strengthen the infrastructure of cruise ports, last month an alliance with the Royal Caribbean cruise line was announced in April to improve the Pan American II pier and make it the home port of the Freedom of the Seas boat,

During this year the hotel options in the metropolitan area have also been expanded, with the inauguration of AC San Juan in the Condado area and the reopening of El San Juan Hotel.

On the other hand, an agreement was announced between the Government of Puerto Rico and Airbnb, whereby the platform now collects taxes for accommodation and sends them to the Government on behalf of the hosts.

"All these initiatives have contributed to San Juan continuing to be an attractive destination for the visitor, standing out among the top 10 "Bailey Freeman, Lonely Planet's destination editor for Central America and the Caribbean, said," San Juan is a vibrant and magical city, in great shape, "said Izquierdo.

thanks to the people who live there. "

" We have closely followed the situation in Puerto Rico following the passing of Hurricane Maria last month, and although they are still being carried out rescue efforts, we believe that the capital of Puerto Rico will surprise the world with the speed with which it recovers. "

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