The Association of Ecological Hotels and Operators in the Dominican Republic (ASOHOECORD), will participate for the first time in the largest international tourism fair FITUR, which will take place from January 18 to 23, 2023, in the city of Madrid, according to the director of the association, engineer Marc Bautil.
The main objective of ASOHOECORD is to strengthen the development and positioning of its members at the national and international level, betting on boosting the offer of DR green tourism, nature tourism or DR ecotourism, for which its director and also owner of the hotels Cabarete Eco Lodge, Hotel Mansion Colonial (former Doña Elvira), Punta Cana Ecolodge, invites all its members to participate in the fair.
The association launched at the end of 2022 has 65 members, from the main hotels and ecological operators such as Paraiso Cano Hondo, Hacienda Cocuyo, Mosquito Boutique Hotel, El Gallo EcoLodge, Perla Negra Ecolodge Bonao, Casa del Mar Barahona and various operators, the surf schools of Playa Encuentro/ Macao, Kite Beach Cabarete, excursions Pico Duarte, Montana Redonda, Los Haitises, El Limon, Bahia Las Aguilas, Gran Jimenoa.
During the exhibition, which will run for five days in Madrid, the members of ASOHOECORD, will be able to promote their ecological hotels, present their offers and the exotic attractions they have at the level of stay in their facilities and non-polluting activities in their surroundings, such as surfing, kite surfing, paddle, diving, hiking, bathing in the sea, rivers, lakes, riding bicycles and horses and excursions respecting and valuing nature.
Solenni Chanel Vázquez and Willy González, who are also part of ASOHOECORD’s board of directors, expressed that “the objective is to place the country at the same level as Costa Rica as a tourism destination with splendid nature, an extravagant biodiversity, 1500 km of coastline, the highest mountains in the entire eastern part of the American continent, and to increase the business of its members through marketing programs, information, communications aimed at the main markets, social networks, influencers and press, as well as attracting tourists with a focus on ecological activities, sustainability and appreciation of natural sites and national parks”, are among the main objectives of the guild.
The FITUR conference will bring together in the same space both professionals related to the tourism sector and those interested in the latest trends in the industry, as well as the general public interested in learning about the destinations offered by the different operators.