Booking incentive secures seven meetings for Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Convention Bureau has secured seven association meetings, including one international congress, since launching a flight incentive for group bookings.

Puerto Rico Convention Center
Puerto Rico Convention Center

The ‘Soar and Stay Giveaway’ campaign was launched in April 2012 and offers one free flight for every 100 room nights booked.

A total of 13,487 room nights have been secured as a result of 16 bookings in total from organisations in the pharmaceutical, communications, education and government service sectors. These events are estimated to be worth £4.5 million to the local economy.

Neil Mullanaphy, acting president & CEO of the Puerto Rico Convention Bureau, said: "We’re excited by the early response and reception to this new booking incentive. In addition to highlighting how easy it is to host a group program in Puerto Rico with major air carriers, top-name hotel brands and no passport requirement for U.S. delegates, the messaging is clear – Puerto Rico offers smooth meetings, sophisticated surroundings and good value for groups of all types."

To take advantage of the promotion, meeting planners must book a new group with a minimum of 200 room nights by December 21, 2012 for events taking place through to December 31 2013.

The maximum rebate for air credit is £600 (US $1,000) per air ticket.  A maximum of ten tickets with a maximum value of up to £6,000 (US $10,000) per booking will be reimbursed.

Air rebate will be dispensed based on final pickup of rooms nights actualised and paid by the group, and will be issued as a cheque to the organisation, or as a rebate to the master account, upon full payment of master account.

ICCA’s annual congress will take place in San Juan, Puerto Rico from 20-24 October 2012.

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