In honor of the U.S. Travel Association’s National Plan for Vacation Day (Jan. 25), Discover Puerto Rico, the Island’s non-profit Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), is giving travelers a chance to leave the winter blues behind and experience Puerto Rico’s sunshine first-hand with a trip giveaway. Starting tomorrow through February 8, consumers can enter the ‘Sunshine to Spare’ sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip for two including roundtrip flights to the Island provided by JetBlue and a 3-night stay at Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico.
As many people look to take advantage of their vacation days and get away from the cold gloomy weather, Discover Puerto Rico wants to remind travelers that the Island has plenty of sunshine to offer. Known as an ideal fly and drive destination, Puerto Rico is just a quick plane ride away from most major cities with no passport, currency exchange, or a new phone plan required for U.S. citizens.
“Take National Plan Vacation Day as a friendly reminder to not leave vacation days on the table this year. When you’re ready to take your next vacation, keep in mind that Puerto Rico is the perfect destination to trade-in the cold winter months and lack of sunlight for a warm getaway with plenty of vibrant sunshine,” said Leah Chandler, Chief Marketing Officer of Discover Puerto Rico. “We encourage travelers to get outside and explore the Island’s unique offerings under the Puerto Rican sun, whether that’s a day at the beach, walking through the streets of historic Old San Juan, or hiking in El Yunque, the only rainforest in the U.S. Forest Service.”
The sweepstakes announcement comes on the heels of the Island’s new promotion “Sunshine to Spare,” a partnership with the Pantone Color Institute to create a first-of-its-kind color inspired by the hue of Puerto Rican sunlight. The resulting color, “Puerto Rico Sunshine,” created by Pantone, was developed based on the findings of Puerto Rican physicist and professor at the University of Puerto Rico Hector J. Jimenez, Ph.D., who calculated the color of sunbeams using various existing models of the solar radiation and the atmosphere at different moments throughout the day in several locations throughout the Island.
For more information about the destination, as well as different ways in which travelers can experience Puerto Rico sunshine, visit DiscoverPuertoRico.com.