Puerto Rico and Airbnb partner on website

El Yunque in Puerto Rico is the only tropical rainforest that is part of the U.S. National Forest System.
El Yunque in Puerto Rico is the only tropical rainforest that is part of the U.S. National Forest System.

Puerto Rico has partnered with Airbnb to create a website as part of a strategic alliance to promote safe and sustainable tourism.

The website promotes local destinations that comply with safety and cleaning protocols as mandated by the local government and provides information about the hosts and the experiences available to visitors.

"Puerto Rico has implemented precautionary measures since Covid-19 began. Our priority continues to be the safety of our residents and guests and their new needs compared to pre-Covid travel," said Brad Dean, CEO of Discover Puerto Rico.

"Cleanliness, health checks, outdoor spaces and natural attractions have become fundamental aspects in the decision process of a trip. Puerto Rico is a leading destination in these new protocols and has all the natural settings that travelers crave," Dean said.

Partnering with Discover Puerto Rico is part of Airbnb's global initiative to work with local authorities, tourism organizations and non-profit organizations to support economic growth.

"We can identify through technology what people are looking for and identify travel trends. Tourism to nearby places will be the new way of traveling," said Carlos Munoz, Airbnb's public policy manager for Central America and the Caribbean.

Airbnb and Puerto Rico have worked together in the past. In 2018, to help the island recover after Hurricane Maria, Airbnb launched popular experiences and unique activities led by locals, including tours of  the best-kept secrets of Old San Juan, Condado and El Yunque. 

Airbnb's Covid-19 Safety Practices include a five-step cleaning process for hosts. All hosts and guests must adhere to mask-wearing and social distancing. 


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