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Puerto Rico Tourism And American Express Offer Special Incentive For Cardmembers This Summer Promotion Includes American Express(R) - Branded Pre-Paid Spending Card

August 9, 2004
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Puerto Rico offers visitors authentic Latin culture and cuisine, rooted in over 500 years of history plus a "fun-filled sun vacation" complete with a broad range of activities for the entire family. Now, the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) and American Express are giving American Express(R) Cardmembers in the U.S. one more reason to visit this enchanting island this summer by offering a $100 American Express branded Pre-Paid Spending Card.

American Express Cardmembers who book a Puerto Rico vacation package of four or more consecutive nights through a participating American Express Travel Services location in the U.S. will receive a $100 American Express branded Pre-Paid Spending Card for shopping, dining and car rentals at participating merchants while vacationing in Puerto Rico. In addition, Cardmembers may be eligible to receive up to $150 statement credit with their Cardmember Annual Travel Benefit when booking a qualified vacation*. Cardmembers can book from July 1 - September 30 and must travel to Puerto Rico before October 31, 2004. For more information and to book travel, Cardmembers should call American Express Travel at 1-800-AXP-0059.

"We are proud to partner with American Express to provide American Express Cardmembers the opportunity to experience all Puerto Rico has to offer," said Jose M. Suarez, executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. "We hope Cardmembers will use their American Express Spending Cards to explore the Island, visit our white sandy beaches, shop, and dine at our world-class restaurants."

The Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC), founded 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.

American Express Company is a diversified worldwide travel, financial and network services company founded in 1850. It is a world leader in charge and credit cards, Travelers Cheques, travel, financial planning, business services, insurance and international banking. For more information on American Express, visit our Web site at .

*Only available at participating American Express Travel Services U.S. locations for qualifying vacation bookings. Benefit does not include independent air, hotel or car reservations. Available once per card account per year. May only redeem one per booking. Material terms, conditions and restrictions apply. See for more information.

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CONTACT: Brad Fennessy, or Carmen Letscher, both of Edelman,1-888-331-8844,, for The Puerto Rico Tourism Company

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