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19 October 2024

Destinations International 2024 Fall CDME Courses, Puerto Rico

The CDME program prepares senior executives, who want to advance their careers to blend theory with experience and application of knowledge to help industry leaders thrive in a constantly changing environment. The program focus is on vision, leadership, productivity and implementing business strategies. The Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) program prepares senior executives to lead…

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22 October 2024

Destinations International Advocacy Summit, Puerto Rico

Destination organizations have been redesigning themselves to be both visitor and resident facing organizations with community wide social goals alongside of their traditional sales and marketing goals. This means that they are now an essential community asset, responsible for programs that promote their community as an attractive travel destination and enhance its public image as…

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27 August 2023

Destination Caribbean, Puerto Rico

An attendee favorite, Destination Caribbean, brings together the most highly-qualified meeting and incentive buyers with top destinations, hotels/resorts, cruise lines, DMCs, DMOs and tourism offices from the Caribbean. Attendees participate in one-on-one pre-scheduled appointments with strongly vetted buyers, gain industry insights from our guest speakers and network with this exclusive group, all while enjoying Puerto…

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Chemical Reaction: Science Conferences After the Pandemic

PCMA Editor-in-Chief Michelle Russell drew our attention to this discussion of how the model of scientific conference should be changing in the wake of the pandemic. It contains a fantastic example of serendipitous legacy, a chance meeting at a conference in Puerto Rico leading to some Nobel prize-winning CRISPR gene editing. From Chemistry World…

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Puerto Rico’s New DMO Appeals for Group Business

It has been seven months since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, causing widespread devastation and crippling power outages. Now the new Puerto Rico Destination Marketing Organization, a merger of Meet Puerto Rico and the leisure-focused Puerto Rico Tourism Co., says the territory is ready and eager to host group business. Photo: Jaime Olmo. From Meetings & Conventions…

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Puerto Rico’s Recovery: The Role of Meetings

Puerto Rico has worked hard to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria last year. But its comeback is far from over. In January, the governor submitted a troubling forecast: an eleven percent contraction for the economy and an eight percent population drop for next year. Can business events ensure a brighter future? From PCMA…

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Hurricane Maria and the Puerto Rico Convention Center

Only a few weeks ago the Puerto Rico Convention Center was still the main headquarters of the area’s emergency response effort after the devastation of Hurricane Maria. The venue’s General Manager Jorge Perez looks back at how his facility was commandeered by both the Federal Emergency Management Agency and by local officials. From Successful Meetings…

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Puerto Rico Convention Center to Reopen in January 2018

The Puerto Rico Convention Center will resume its event schedule in the New Year, according to the island’s convention bureau. The US territory’s hotels, port and airport are now fully operational after the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in September. The conference centre has been relief effort command centre since the storm. Photo: Mtmelendez. From…

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Puerto Rico: Powerless After the Storm

With its Convention Bureau struggling to cope after Hurricane Maria, the reality of the storm’s impact on Puerto Rico is grim. After the strongest hurricane in more than eighty years, the US territory is without power and may be so for many months. Photo: Sergeant José Diaz-Ramos, Puerto Rico National Guard. From Meetings and Conventions…

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