Puerto Rico Tourism Company Update for Tourists In or Planning to Go To Puerto Rico

Aug 22, 2011, 10:33 ET from Puerto Rico Tourism Company

Hotels and Airport Open, 800 Number Operational for Tourist Assistance

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Puerto Rico Tourism Company released the following information for tourists currently in Puerto Rico or those planning to come to Puerto Rico.  Hurricane Irene passed through the Island in the early morning hours of August 22 and was moving away from Puerto Rico as of 8:00 a.m. ET.

All tourist information centers on the Island are available on a 24-hour-a-day basis to offer support to tourists. Tourists needing assistance can also call the tourism service line:  
1 (800) 981-7575.

All hotels are operating as normal although tourists were evacuated from the islands of Culebra and Vieques as a precaution.

Luis Munoz Marin International Airport is open and flights are expected to resume at some point after 12:00 p.m. ET today.  We recommend that arriving and departing passengers call their airline regarding any changes, delays or cancellations.

We encourage visitors to Puerto Rico to monitor developments, call the tourism service support line at 1 (800) 981-7575 and heed the recommendations of the Emergency Management State Agency and other government agencies.  

SOURCE Puerto Rico Tourism Company