Puerto Rico Convention Bureau Celebrates Successful Year


The Puerto Rico Convention Bureau’s Annual Membership meeting recently concluded in San Juan and with it came news of yet another successful year for the destination. During the 2007-2008 fiscal year, the Puerto Rico Convention Bureau (PRCB) confirmed a total of 461 definite group bookings for a total of 236,017 overall room nights, an increase of 20 percent over last year.

In addition, the Bureau generated 1,060 leads in the 2007-2008 fiscal year, representing a total of 821,980 future potential room night bookings for the island. The PRCB also provided 1,456 group lead referrals to non-hotel member-suppliers, representing more than $8 million in potential revenue. These overall results represent an estimated infusion of $110 million into the island's economic development.

During this year, the Bureau welcomed 102,770 delegates, with 476 groups visiting the island as a result of the organization's promotional, sales and booking efforts, resulting in 255,020 total room nights. In addition, the PRCB assisted, through their services department, 1,945 groups serving as a liaison between member-suppliers and meeting planners, providing destination information, promotional materials and more.

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