by Anne Dimon
As we all know, “giving back” increases our sense of well-being. It is not only part of living a wellness lifestyle, but also falls under the category of Wellness Travel. Here at Travel to Wellness we see Voluntourism as a growing trend under the umbrella of Wellness Tourism.
In response to demand from loyal travelers wanting to help following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) has launched a new opportunity for travelers looking for ways to include a bit of “giving back” especially during this season of giving and gratitude.
“Our travel advisor members have been receiving many inquiries from travelers loyal to Puerto Rico who want to visit and join in on its rebuilding efforts,” said Zane Kerby, President & CEO of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA). “Puerto Rico is a one of a kind destination, with many loyal visitors who want to be part of its comeback.”
The first phase of its meaningful travel campaign comes in the form of a series of “Rebuild Days” at multiple attractions – from parks to historic sites.
The series kicked off with a cleanup at Camuy Cave Park, the third largest underground cave system in the world. Later this month the PRTC will also host volunteers at Liquillo Beach, with fine sand and calm waters and with a canopy of palm trees. And right behind it the El Yunque National Forest, home to hundreds of animal and plant species.
According to a news release the majority of San Juan’s hotels are now operating and welcoming new visitors and the city has become a respite for locals and responders on the Island, and is the ideal place to visit for those interested in adding purpose to their travel.
Visitors with questions about travel to Puerto Rico can call the Puerto Rico Tourism Company hotline at 787-522-5960, or talk to them via Live Chat online.