SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, April 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Discover Puerto Rico, the Island's non-profit Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), announced today that it is offering remote workers a desk makeover as part of its Deskover Puerto Rico program, with winning trips taking place in August 2021. Six two-week workations to the Island will be awarded, and to enter, all applicants need to do is visit www.discoverpuertorico.com/deskover and share what they would accomplish if they had two weeks to work in full color from paradise. From turquoise waves, emerald hills, and electric-orange sunsets to its unique music, art, food, and history, Puerto Rico has a color palette like nowhere else.
Many workers have been remote for over a year, with the trend likely to continue. To fend off the work from home fatigue, "workations" are helping break up the monotony of the routine and benefit physical and mental health. In fact, 74% of Americans who are working from home said they would consider taking a workation, per Harris Poll data reported by Axios.
Those looking for an escape with a mix of the exotic and the familiar, need look no further than Puerto Rico. The Island offers the appeal of a Caribbean destination married with the convenience of being a U.S. territory. A change in scenery from one's normal desk view can change perspective and positively affect wellbeing and creativity.
Deskover winners will spend two weeks working (and playing) from a variety of locations across the Island, such as a floating villa off the northeast coast of Fajardo, an historic apartment among the brightly colored houses and cobblestone streets of Old San Juan, a one-bedroom suite at Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa, a Regency Suite at the Hyatt Grand Reserve, and a three-bedroom condo in the popular Palmas del Mar resort on the Island's east central coast, among others.
"Puerto Rico is a great option for travelers looking to work remotely from unique accommodations, seeking warm temperatures, rich history, a plethora of outdoor attractions, delectable cuisine, and an international flair," said Brad Dean, CEO of Discover Puerto Rico. "Puerto Rico is committed to providing a safe travel experience, given the prioritization of health and safety measures."
Unlike many other destinations touting their compatibility for remote work, Puerto Rico requires no work visas, passports, or insurance requirements for U.S. citizens. The U.S. Dollar is the only currency and English is widely spoken. The Island currently has 31 internet providers and three 5G networks, which are critical for video conferencing. The Island is in Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which shares the same time for half the year with Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), causing minimal to no disruption to work schedules.
To apply to win a two-week "workation", including round-trip airfare, applicants should briefly explain what they would accomplish if they had a chance to Deskover Puerto Rico by May 13.
For full details and contest rules, visit www.discoverpuertorico.com/deskover between April 22 and May 13. Relevant images could be found here. Follow Discover Puerto Rico's social channels on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to keep up to date and for more information about Puerto Rico, visit DiscoverPuertoRico.com. Visitors are encouraged to learn more about health and safety measures in Puerto Rico and new entry requirements by visiting DiscoverPuertoRico.com.
About Discover Puerto Rico
Discover Puerto Rico is a newly established, private, not-for-profit Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) whose mission is to make Puerto Rico visible to the world as a premier travel destination. The DMO brings prosperity to the people of Puerto Rico by collaboratively promoting the Island's diversity and uniqueness for leisure and business travel, and events. It is responsible for all global marketing, sales and promotion of the destination and works collaboratively with key local governmental and non-governmental players throughout Puerto Rico's visitor economy and community at large, to empower economic growth. To discover all the beauty the Island has to offer, visit DiscoverPuertoRico.com.
SOURCE Discover Puerto Rico