SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Luis G. Rivera Marín, Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC), enthusiastically received the news that About.com recognized Puerto Rico twice in its 2012 Reader’s Choice Awards. The readers of this popular website, which boasts a highly-regarded travel section, honored Puerto Rico in several categories:
– Old San Juan was chosen as the Favorite Caribbean Attraction, while Mosquito Bay in Vieques was named runner-up.
– Puerto Rico was voted the Favorite Family Spring Break Destination (from the About.com Family Vacations site).
“This is very encouraging news for tourism on the island. It reflects on the success of our aggressive marketing campaign, currently underway, designed to show that Puerto Rico does it better in the Caribbean,” said Rivera Marín.
He added, “About.com is an excellent and prestigious source for information on the Internet, and this recognition will continue to strengthen our message that Puerto Rico is a diverse destination that pleases all travelers’ tastes.”
The About.com Readers Choice Awards winners were selected by a reader’s poll. More than 25,000 votes were cast.
About.com is a US-based information and advice website. It is owned by The New York Times Company. Its content is written by 750 experts, called guides, with expertise in specific subject areas.
Just a quick flight from the continental United States, and with no passport required for US citizens, Puerto Rico is the Caribbean’s most convenient vacation destination. For more information about visiting Puerto Rico, call your travel professional or go to www.seepuertorico.com .