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Forbes Covers Flavors Food Tours


Flavors of San Juan Food and Culture Tours was thrilled to be covered by Forbes as part of the recovery efforts following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Read below:Women At Forbes Logo

How This Food Tour Startup Is Revitalizing Puerto Rico’s Tourism Industry

The month of September represented a trying time for many islands in the Caribbean. With the passage of Hurricanes Irmaand María, many islands were left partially or completely destroyed. One of the biggest questions many had after the passage of the storms is what would happen to the tourism industry in these places– a question many are still grappling with.

Puerto Rico-based Flavors of San Juan is not only working to bounce back after the hurricanes but is also working to help revitalize the island’s economy after the hurricane. The Food and Culture Tours company was founded in 2009 and was the first food tour in the Caribbean. Five years later its founder, Leslie Padró, realized this concept was scalable and launched Global Flavors, which is responsible for the creation, management and operations of culinary tours throughout the Caribbean. She has since expanded to other islands in the Caribbean such as Sint Maarten/St. Martin and St. Thomas.


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