Convention marketer Meet Puerto Rico launched a promotion called "Check Off Your Bucket List" to jump-start Puerto Rico's recovery of meetings business after Hurricane Maria.

The promotion rewards meeting and incentive planners for booking groups at participating hotels and resorts. It applies to new leads or groups with a signed contract by March 31, 2018, with a travel window through Dec 31, 2019.

For bookings from 100 to 499 room nights, Meet Puerto Rico will contribute $10 per booked room night, $15 per booked room night for 500 to 999 room nights, and $20 per booked room night for bookings of 1,000 or more room nights.

Meet Puerto Rico CEO Milton Segarra said that the convention center is "in such good shape that it is being used as the headquarters for government officials."

"We were hit hard by the hurricanes, that is for sure, but we are still standing," said Segarra. "Puerto Rico's meetings industry is here with the intent to maintain our appeal as a desired meetings and conventions destination. The industry is moving from a period of assessment to engagement."

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