This year, the Dominican Republic achieved its greatest successes in the history of its participation in the FITUR tourism fair, where it had one of the most visited booths and reached agreements worth billions of dollars.
From the beginning of the fair, on Wednesday 18, the Dominican stand attracted people’s attention, as it guaranteed a three-dimensional immersive experience in the great and diverse tourist attractions of the Dominican Republic, more than 8,000 kilometers away from that reality.
The Dominican stand was impregnated with the ingenuity and talent of Iván Tovar with his “Surrealismo Vivo” (Living Surrealism).
Tovar, a native of San Francisco de Macorís, is currently the most sought-after Dominican artist, following the sale of his work “La Menace/ La Amenaza” at Sotheby’s auction house for two hundred and fifty thousand dollars (US$250,000) in May 2020.
His work is characterized by volumetric and spatial forms on a dark background, framed within surrealism, a style he assumed while living in Paris, exhibiting alongside the great representatives of surrealism at an international level.
The Minister of Tourism, David Collado, expressed his satisfaction with the achievements at FITUR, after assuring that it is “without a doubt the most successful participation of the Dominican Republic in this important tourism fair in Spain and the world.”
“The achievements at FITUR are tangible facts: greater connectivity and agreements that represent investments worth millions of millions of dollars,” said Collado.
He recalled that agreements were reached at FITUR for more than 3,445 million dollars for tourism development, of which 1,645 million will be invested this year.
He said that thanks to these investments, more than 3,000 new rooms will be built, which will generate 10,000 direct and indirect jobs.
He also highlighted the agreements that were signed with airlines and major European tour operators.
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