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Puerto Rico still favorite travel spot for stateside tourists

Puerto Rico's capital city of San Juan offers a rich history and is among stateside traveler's favorite places to visit. (Credit: www.wikipedia.org)

Puerto Rico’s capital city of San Juan offers a rich history and is among stateside traveler’s favorite places to visit. (Credit: www.wikipedia.org)

Puerto Rico ranked 14th among the 50 most popular international destinations for North American travelers, according to Hotel.com’s Hotel Price Index for 2014.

While technically the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is not international for stateside travelers — no passport necessary for U.S. residents to visit — San Juan was grouped together with a host of major cities including London, Paris, Toronto, Rome and Amsterdam.

As for the stateside cities that international travelers like to visit the most, Hotels.com said New York is king.

“The most popular U.S. destination among international visitors in 2014 was also the most popular among all international destinations for many Western Europe countries, including France, Germany, Spain and the UK,” the travel website said.

Another popular destination was Orlando, which was also the most-visited international destination for Brazilian and Colombian travelers in 2014, and ranked third for all international visitors.

Meanwhile, San Antonio was the U.S. destination most visited by travelers from Mexico in 2014, knocking Las Vegas out of the top spot.

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Business reporter with 29 years of experience writing for weekly and daily newspapers, as well as trade publications in Puerto Rico. My list of former employers includes Caribbean Business, The San Juan Star, and the Puerto Rico Daily Sun, among others. My areas of expertise include telecommunications, technology, retail, agriculture, tourism, banking and most other segments of Puerto Rico’s economy.

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