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Puerto Rico launches a campaign for tourists to help in the recovery after the hurricane

The Tourism Company of Puerto Rico (CTPR) today announced the first phase of a campaign to promote that both residents and travelers interested in contributing to the recovery of the island after Hurricane Maria, can join the rehabilitation and cleaning of its main tourist attractions.

San Juan, November 15 (EFE) .- The Tourism Company of Puerto Rico (CTPR) today announced the first phase of a campaign to promote that both inhabitants and travelers interested in contribute to the recovery of the island after Hurricane Maria, can join the rehabilitation and cleaning of its main tourist attractions.

The executive director of the CTPR, José Izquierdo, reported that the first phase of the program called "Meaningful Travel" (or "traveling with purpose") will be extended until the end of the year and includes an itinerary of dates in multiple attractions, such as parks, spas and historical monuments, among others.

The launch of the effort will start with the cleaning of the Caves of Camuy Park, the third system of The largest underground caves in the world, located in the northern region of the island.

This activity will take place from 8:00 local time on Thursday 16, until Saturday 18 of November.

Supplies and tools will be provided for all participants who wish to join this initiative on a voluntary basis.

The initiative will continue from the 27th to the 28th. November, when the Tourism Company will be able to receive volunteers at the "Crash Boat" beach in Aguadilla.

Exhorting residents, Puerto Ricans abroad and all those People looking for alternatives to travel with a purpose during their vacations, the CTPR extends an invitation to all "to contribute to the recovery of the island and participate in the reconstruction efforts, "he said.

" Tourism continues to be vital for the recovery of Puerto Rico and we hope very soon to welcome more visitors, especially those who this Christmas season have the interest to come and help, "said Izquierdo.

" Continue visiting us, staying at our hotels, visiting our restaurants, Buying in local businesses and contributing to the reconstruction efforts is the best way to support us at this moment, "added Izquierdo.

With the high season around the corner corner, what is known as "Meaningful Travel" provides an opportunity for those interested in giving back while traveling to a destination.

"Our travel advisory members have received many inquiries from travelers loyal to Puerto Rico who wish to visit and participate in their reconstruction efforts. they want to be part of their resurgence, "said Zane Kerby, president and CEO of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA).

ASTA has joined the initiative and will be visiting the island to Be part of the day at the Caves of Camuy on November 16.

Visiting the island at this time provides the opportunity to rebuild, while still experiencing the charm that Puerto Rico has to offer, they said.

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