ALC 8th Annual UnConferenceTM Update -- Please Read if Attending!
Official Message from Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Resort about Puerto Rico Status:
Please rest assured that the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort is fully open and operating. The resort has not been affected by the recent earthquakes, which appear to have primarily impacted the southwestern part of the island, and remains open for business. We also understand the nearby San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport is open and operating as usual. We are excited to welcome our incoming guests to enjoy the resort and its amenities. Our thoughts are with those who have been affected on other parts of the island.
Enclosed please find the latest statement from the destination. Please let us know if you want to get on a call with our General Manager and myself. Also, please check our webcam to see our beautiful beach live. https://www.wyndhamriomar.com/en/activities/live-webcam.
Discover Puerto Rico is in contact with the Puerto Rico Tourism Company to learn more about potential impact to tourism following recent earthquakes. While damage is still being assessed, it does not appear that areas outside the southern region of the Island were impacted heavily, however, Governor Vázquez has declared a state of emergency as a precaution. Many establishments have lost power but are prepared and are running on generators. Of note, Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, the San Juan Cruise Port, the Ponce Cruise Port and Airport, the Puerto Rico Convention Center, and attractions and hotels in northern Puerto Rico, including areas around San Juan, are open. For those traveling to and from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, plan for additional time. The U.S. Geological Service has advised that there is no tsunami threat to the Island at this time.
Please direct all questions to Mary Connor, ALC Executive Director.
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