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Issued : Friday, April 6, 2012 08:04 AM
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Internal tourism gives paradores a lift

By CB Online Staff

Occupancy rates are soaring at Puerto Rico’s paradores (small inns) as internal tourism surges during the long holiday weekend.

Paradores Association President Jesús Ramos Fuentes says the overall occupancy rate has been climbing steadily all week, anticipating that 90 percent of paradores are full.

Puerto Rico Tourism Co. Executive Director Luis Rivera Marín says paradores in coastal regions are already packed to their limits.

Both Ramos Fuentes and Rivera Marín credit offers through the ShopPR.com website and beefed-up PRTC marketing for the uptick in business at paradores.

Rivera Marín says the ShopPR.com website had gotten 60,000 hits by midweek. Travelers can get data on occupancy, take virtual tours and make reservations online at www.seepuertorico.com.

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