Puerto Rico’s Amazing Tourism Comeback Since Hurricane Irma
If you’re wondering how Puerto Rico is doing since Hurricane Irma and Maria, the best way to describe the island’s comeback is Amazing.
Tourism influx to Puerto Rico has broken records various times since 2017.
Here are just some statistics that best describe the island’s comeback:
- During the first seven months of 2022, accommodations in Puerto Rico generated $1 billion, a figure that was reached in the 2021 record-breaking year for the first time.
- Year-to-date hotel demand through June is 21% higher than 2021
- Workers in the Leisure and Hospitality sectors have increased by 15.4% in the past 12 months, with 3,300 new jobs being created in 2022 alone
- The Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan arrivals saw a 23% increase from 2021 with 2.1 million passengers, the highest total number of passengers since 2017