Puerto Rico Tourism By The Numbers

Caribbean Visitors in 2011

Destination
Period
Tourist
Arrivals
AnguillaJan.-May32,829
Antigua & Barbuda
Jan.-May
114,479
ArubaJan.-Aug.595,155
Bahamas
Jan.-Apr.
467,603
Barbados
Jan.-Aug.
397,073



Belize
Jan.-June
140,616
British Virgin Islands
Jan.-May
175,131
Cayman Islands
Jan.-July
206,453
Cuba
Jan.-July
1,747,508
Curacao
Jan.-July
219,010
Dominica
Jan.-June
34,877
Dominican Republic
Jan.-July
2,712,307
Grenada
Jan.-June
56,208
Guyana
Jan.-July
89,899
Jamaica
Jan.-May
879,331
Martinique
Jan.-May
223,947
Puerto Rico
Jan.-June
781,362
Saint Lucia
Jan.-Aug.
212,486
St. Maarten
Jan.-March
134,025
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Jan.-June
38,378
Suriname
Jan.-Aug.
143,872



U.S. Virgin Islands
Jan.-Aug.
487,588

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/11/13/2500560/record-year-expected-for-tourism.html#ixzz1e3Atrhoq

Analisys

I bet we're spending more on tourism than everyone on this list and we're still getting our asses kicked. There has to be a better way! Why don't we want to be successful? If we could unite, I know we can do better. It's just that all signs point to more of the same. There is clearly collusion and soft corruption within the Puerto Rico Tourism Company and the Puerto Rico Hotels Association.

Corporations and governments are the key sources on unfair wealth distribution. I think if more people could get a larger share in the overall wealth distribution it would provide a more stable base to grow our economy.

But if there's more money available to us through the free market, and we don't go after it; what does that say about us? I for one, think the money spent on obvious boondongles within Tourism, should be spent on helping everyone on the island.

At one point I analysed the USVI budget, and they spend around 3-4 million a year on tourism, which includes sanitation and security. I recently heard that our Tourism budget seven-times that, at $28 million, and I heard a rumor that that was going to be doubling during 2012. "¡Mira como llueve antes de los elecciones!" Fifty Six million, and we might make it into third! Wow!

I wonder what the per capita rate is?

4 comments:

Ray

22 de noviembre de 2011, 06:49
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dijo...

We're doing our part to promote the island over at PuertoRicoDayTrips, without any money/help from PRTC or PRTHA.

MC Don Dees

22 de noviembre de 2011, 08:33
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dijo...

Thanks for your leadership Ray! That's one of the things I'm hoping to convince people, we can not wait for the system to change. We have to do things ourself: security, tourism, education, etc

Thanks for the comment...

Golf Paradise Tour

4 de diciembre de 2011, 13:47
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dijo...

Totally agree with this report and the words on it. I believe Puerto Rico is the Best place to visit in the Caribbean, even we aren't the cheapest. But we still have the best variety of activities and the best facilities.
I also agree that, if Puerto Rico can move to the #1 spot in the Caribbean, we are the only ones capable to do it, not the government system or the PRTC. But with the limitation of money resources in the beginning, we have to be united.

Golf Paradise Tour

4 de diciembre de 2011, 14:01
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dijo...

Totally agree with the information and the comments. If Puerto Rico move to the #1 spot in the Caribbean, is because the union of people like us.

In the beginning we wouldn't have the millions, but the interest and passion will replace that, something that the system and the PRTC didn't show at 100%