Port Authority Director Victor Suarez says an additional 124,619 people visited the island in the past nine months compared to the same period in the previous year.
Suarez said Wednesday that more than 946,000 passengers visited from July 2013 to March 2014.
He attributed the increase in part to 28 new cruise ship visits during that period for a total of 367 visits.
The announcement comes as Puerto Rico prepares for the first visit of Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas, capable of carrying more than 6,000 passengers. The government is expanding a pier in historic Old San Juan to accommodate ships of that size.
Food Network star Guy Fieri's eatery open in Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Food Network star Guy Fieri's restaurant is now open for business on the Las Vegas Strip.
The restaurant, named Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar, is located at the Quad Resort & Casino and welcomed its first customers last week.
The 200-seat eatery features casual foods including a wide selection of burgers, wings, tacos and craft beers. Fieri's tattoos appear as design elements on the restaurant's coasters, napkins and dishware.
Fieri is known for several Food Network series, including "Guy's Big Bite," ''Guy Off the Hook" and "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives."
He graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1990, and earned an honorary doctorate from the school in 2012. UNLV memorabilia is incorporated in the restaurant's decor.