Hotels in Puerto Rico sold 12,000 more hotel rooms in February of 2015 than they did during the same month last year, according to the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC).
"PRTC is pleased that the country’s preliminary numbers in hotel occupancy for the month of February 2015, project a strong increase trend of 4.8 points, compared to the same month in 2014," said Ingrid I. Rivera Rocafort, executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC), in a written release. "This specifically indicates a 86.1 percent occupancy in February 2015 and compares to a 81.3 percent in February 2014."
Additionally, it reflects an average rate increase of 1.4 percent, which equals a $189.59 fee in February 2015 compared to $186.93 from the previous year, added Rivera Rocafort.
The data also signifies that the hotels revenue per available room increased to $163.24 in February 2015 versus $151.97 in February of 2014. According to the data, which is based on daily surveys conducted by PRTC, 12,384 more rooms were sold this year during the month February than the previous year.
"This increase in hotel occupancy, based on our preliminary numbers, combined with the record number of cruise ship visitors to the island, encourage us as we continue our efforts to increase visitors, strengthen maritime and air access," said Rivera Rocafort, "and offer a varied and attractive destination as well as maximize our efforts to promote Puerto Rico as a unique five-star destination."