Puerto Rico Tourism Co. to hit the road with agent seminars

SAN JUAN -- The Puerto Rico Tourism Co. will host 13 road shows for agents this fall, beginning Sept. 18.

During the events, agents will be briefed on new hotels, renovations, air services, attractions and the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

Officials also will update agents on the "Puerto Rico Is Fun" promotion that was launched May 15.

The program, which generated more than 2,700 bookings in May and June, has been extended through Dec. 31.

Value-added benefits of the program include packages with a fifth night free, room upgrades, 1,000 frequent flyer points and a discount packet worth about $3,400.

The September schedule is: Sept. 18, Hartford Marriott, Rocky Hill, Conn.; Sept. 19, Fort Lee Hilton, Fort Lee, N.J.; Sept. 20, Long Island Marriott, Uniondale, N.Y., and Sept. 21, Sheraton Society Hill Hotel, Philadelphia.

The October schedule is: Oct. 23, Glendale Hilton, Los Angeles; Oct. 24, Irvine (Calif.) Marriott; Oct. 25, St. Louis Hilton, and Oct. 26, Chicago Marriott O'Hare.

The November schedule is: Nov. 1, Post Oak Doubletree, Houston; Nov. 2, Four Points Sheraton, Cleveland; Nov. 14, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Marriott North; Nov. 15, Charlotte (N.C.) Marriott Executive Park, and Nov. 16, Crowne Plaza Powers Ferry, Atlanta.

Each show begins at 6 p.m. with cocktails and buffet or a sit-down dinner.

To make reservations, call (800) 869-4204 or fax (800) 941-5101.

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