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TripAdvisor picks San Juan as top Caribbean travel spot

The Travelers’ Choice Destinations awards honors travel spots worldwide based on millions of reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers. The Travelers’ Choice Destinations awards honors travel spots worldwide based on millions of reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers.

The Puerto Rico Tourism Company announced that the city of San Juan has received a Top Destinations Caribbean as part of the 2013 Travelers’ Choice Destinations award given by prestigious travelers site TripAdvisor. The category lists the 10 top destinations in the Caribbean.

“This award represents excellent news for us, especially when we have been working intensely to highlight the many attributes and benefits that Puerto Rico offers as a world-class tourist destination,” said Tourism Co. Executive Director Ingrid Rivera-Rocafort.

“We are greatly satisfied about this recognition since this year, less than one percent of all destinations listed on TripAdvisor received the Travelers’ Choice Destinations award,” she said.

“This fact emphasizes even more the strong positioning that our capital city, San Juan, and our Island as well, have among millions of tourists worldwide. It also encourages us to keep working hard on our mission to maximize our potential as an industry and continue to collaborate to Puerto Rico’s economic growth,” Rivera added.

The Travelers’ Choice Destinations awards honors travel spots worldwide based on millions of reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers. Award winners are determined based on the popularity of destinations, taking into account traveler’s favorites and most highly rated places.

The awards recognize wonderful destinations in markets all around the world. Award winners can use a special Travelers’ Choice Destinations badge on their websites, to let site visitors know how much travelers love that particular destination.

“TripAdvisor’s Travelers ‘Choice, based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from all around the world, helps to identify travelers’ favorite and most highly rated destinations”, said Barbara Messing, Marketing Director for TripAdvisor.

The executive added “this impressive destinations offer something unique to each type of traveler, helping them to plan their next perfect trip. This is a great honor for the local tourist industry”.

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Business reporter with 25 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 areas of the economy.

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