Multicultural Travel News

Multicultural Travel News newsletter (MTN) covers travel news of interest to ethnic and niche travelers and those who market to them. We write about destinations that interest multicultural travelers or have outreach campaigns to travelers of Hispanic, African American, Asian American and other cultural backgrounds; women; LGBT travelers and people with disabilities.
Multicultural Travel News is also written for leisure and business travelers looking for what to see and do and for marketing executives interested in ideas, best practices and the business case for targeting so-called "minority" travelers. We cover cities and countries, hotels, airlines, cruise lines, convention and visitor bureaus, tour operators and other travel marketers with a multicultural angle. Multicultural Travel news is written and edited by Lisa Skriloff.

News Blurb: Tourism to Puerto Rico Surges

Newly released figures rank Puerto Rico fifth in North and South American hotel occupancy. The newly released end-of-year report compiled by independent firm Smith Travel Research (STR) placed Puerto Rico fourth in 2011 hotel occupancy in the Americas, behind Chile, Uruguay and Curacao. In February 2012, Delta announced an increase in flights from San Juan to New York, with three daily non-stops beginning March 1 as a result of the destination's popularity. Puerto Rico's tourism efforts led the World Economic Forum to move the Island up eight notches in just one year on its 2011 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report. The Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC), founded in 1970, is a public corporation responsible for stimulating, promoting and regulating the development of the tourism industry. For more information, visit www.seepuertorico.com