SAN JUAN -- If it's spring, then it must be Spotlight time.
The Puerto Rico Tourism Co. (PRTC) and leading suppliers are
selling the island to agents throughout the U.S. through May
The Spotlight Seminars, which kicked off in late March and thus
far have visited key markets in the Northeast, Midwest and West
Coast, focus on the island's mix of culture, history, nightlife,
nature and beaches.
"The destination seminars offer agents informative and
up-to-date island information," said Jose A. Corujo, PRTC's
Each classroom-style seminar is led by an expert on Puerto Rico
accompanied by updates and materials from airlines, hotels and tour
operators. Other handouts include the new 80-page Puerto Rico Sales
The seminars -- accredited by the Institute of Certified Travel
Agents -- are the first step for agents toward becoming Puerto Rico
Remaining cities and dates (all seminars, except for the May 2
event in Dania, Fla., last from 5:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) include the
following:May 2, Dania, (a morning seminar at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale
Airport).May 2, Palm Beach Garden, Fla. (Marriott Palm Beach
Garden).May 3, Tampa, Fla. (Doubletree Hotel Tampa Airport).May 9, Oklahoma City. (Hilton Oklahoma City NW).May 10, Research Triangle, N.C. (Sheraton Imperial Hotel).May 11, Metairie, La. (Doubletree Lakeside).
For additional information, agents can call (800) 896-4204.