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Hit song sends 45% more travelers to Puerto Rico

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Song of the summer, Despacito, is not only making its mark on the worldwide music charts, but according to Hotels.com it’s also sending travelers flocking to the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. The travel expert reveals that since the song launched on 17th April searches for the Caribbean island are up more than 45%*.

The Despacito remix, by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber, has been a global hit, and while the literal translation of the song name means ‘slowly’, it seems holidaymakers are doing the opposite and rushing to see Puerto Rico.

Isabelle Pinson, Vice President, EMEA at Hotels.com brand said: ‘Puerto Rico has long been a vacation destination but to many travelers it is still pretty unknown. We know popular culture has a strong influence on our travel decisions and as Puerto Rico is the home of singers Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, it seems to be encouraging more people to explore this great destination.’

For music lovers wanting to visit this tropical hotspot, Hotels.com recommends three top Loved by Guests award-winning hotels to check in to:

Condado Vanderbilt Hotel in San Juan – This 5 star beachfront resort has a feeling of grandeur and is situated in San Juan’s stylish and bustling Condado area. With fabulous dining and a beachside pool, this hotel has a touch of luxury and stays true to its Spanish architectural heritage.  Rated 4.7 out of 5 by Hotels.com guests. Rooms available from DKK 1635 per night.

Hotel El Convento in San Juan – This luxury 4.5 star boutique hotel in the centre of Old Town San Juan sits right next to the beautiful Cathedral and is a hidden gem brimming with historic charm and elegance. Rated 4.7 out of 5 by Hotels.com guests. Rooms available from DKK 1183 per room per night.
Las Casitas Village, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Fajardo – This 4.5 star resort is a secluded retreat featuring an enclave of private villas. It also has its own private island and water park, a golf course and stunning spa – the perfect spot for a luxury getaway. Rated 4.5 out of 5 by guests, the hotel won a ‘best for family’ award in the Hotels.com Loved by Guests awards 2017. Rooms from DKK 2404 per room per night.

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