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Puerto Rico Tourism Company Extends 'Fly Free' Promotion to U.S. Travelers

'Flying Free' Makes Winter Travel to Puerto Rico More Affordable Than Ever

by Jerry Edgerton And Lynn Langway

January 10, 2002
Copyright © 2002
PR Newswire. All Rights Reserved.

SAN JUAN -- The Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) today announced that travelers would have until April 14, 2002 to take advantage of its "Fly Free to Puerto Rico" program. The promotion offers free round-trip airline tickets to San Juan or Aguadilla, Puerto Rico when travelers book a minimum of five nights at a participating hotel. All travel must be booked between January 11 and February 22 and taken between January 14 and April 14, 2002.??

"Everyone wants to get out of the cold at this time of year, and Puerto Rico is the ideal destination. The Island is close, easy to access, and breathtakingly beautiful. Free airline tickets only make Puerto Rico that much more enticing," said Milton Segarra, executive director of the PRTC.

Travel via the free airline tickets must originate from one of the following airports offering non-stop service to Puerto Rico: John F. Kennedy Airport (New York), La Guardia Airport (New York), Newark Airport (New Jersey), Chicago Midway, O'Hare International Airport (Chicago), Miami International Airport and Fort Lauderdale Airport. Taxes, surcharges, upgrades and add-on flights are the responsibility of the passenger. The package must be fully paid at the time of booking and becomes non-refundable. This promotion was created as a joint effort with American Airlines, United Airlines, Spirit, ATA and North American Airways.

Participating wholesalers offering the "Fly Free" promotion include:

    * GoGo Worldwide Vacations

    * Travel Impressions

    * American Airline Vacations

    * Inter Island Vacations

    * United Vacations

    * Dream World Vacations

    * Brendan Tours

    * Classic Custom Vacations

    * ATA Vacations

    * Caradonna

For additional information call toll free 800-866-7827 or contact the Puerto Rico Tourism Company in New York, 666 Fifth Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10017, 212-586-6262 or 800-223-6530; in Miami, 901 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 101, Coral Gables, FL 33134, 305-445-9112 or 800-815-7391; in Los Angeles, 3575 W. Cahuenga Blvd., Suite 560, Los Angeles, CA 90068, 213-874-5991 or 800-874-7257; in Canada, 416-368-2680; or visit the Puerto Rico Tourism Company's website at

About PRTC: The Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC), created in 1970, is a public corporation responsible for stimulating, promoting and regulating the development of the tourism industry. It markets Puerto Rico as a tourism destination through advertising, public relations and promotional activities; promotes tourism among local residents; provides visitor orientation and technical assistance to investors; evaluates tourism facilities and establishes standards of quality; and regulates and oversees gaming operations. PRTC has offices and representatives in the U.S. mainland, Canada, Europe and Latin America.

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