The Dominican Republic has been selected to host the international event CONNECT New World 2023, an important forum that will bring together major airlines, airports and tourism authorities to discuss air transport strategy in the region.
CONNECT has been held for more than 15 years and is a leading event in Europe and other markets. Thanks to the efforts of the country’s airports and the Ministry of Tourism, this forum will move for the first time to the American continent, organizing an event for 350 guests that will serve as a unique opportunity to promote the Dominican Republic within the international aviation ecosystem.
During May 30, May 31 and June 1, 2023, aviation decision-makers will participate in a series of seminars with high-level speakers, one-on-one meetings and a program of featured evening events.
“It is a pleasure to welcome CONNECT New World to the Dominican Republic,” said Minister of Tourism David Collado. “With the most advanced transportation system in the Caribbean, the largest supply of oceanfront and city rooms and venues, an electric cultural scene and a climate as warm as its people: the Dominican Republic is the ideal workplace.”
Karin Butot, CEO of The Airport Agency said: “Recognized as the best tourist destination in the region, the Dominican Republic will be the perfect place to allow the air services community to continue conversations that will be instrumental in defining the future connectivity of the region. CONNECT New World 2023 will provide a unique opportunity for the country to showcase important infrastructure developments and its successful tourism strategy to key stakeholders in the region.”
“Dominican airports play a unique role in the regional aviation network and have long served as economic engines and places of opportunity for our country,” said Mónika Infante, CEO of AERODOM. “We are excited to welcome airline executives, airports, tour operators and tourism authorities to explore new air routes; as well as develop existing ones.”
AraJet Airlines is supporting the event as the official airline. CONNECT New World will take place from May 30 to June 1 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
ABOUT THE CONNECT ROUTE DEVELOPMENT FORUM:
CONNECT is an established route development event created by The Airport Agency and has operated in the European region for the past 18 years. The event provides a unique meeting platform for airlines, airports, tourism bodies and industry suppliers.
CONNECT New World is the inaugural event for the Americas that will welcome key decision makers to come and discuss air service development through:
– Unlimited face-to-face meetings, managed in the Delegate Account by the delegates themselves prior to the event.
– A diverse conference program, with industry and airline briefings and roundtable discussions.
– A program of social events including evening functions, morning activities and excursions.
The 3-day event will bring together key industry figures to discuss current and future aviation issues, find new partnerships and secure current ones, while discovering a rich and diverse destination. For more information about CONNECT, visit: https://newworld.connect-aviation.com/
ABOUT SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and the Caribbean Sea to the south, the Dominican Republic is one of the most desirable destinations for a combined business and leisure trip. From the sea to mountain ranges, valleys, sand dunes, the Dominican Republic has one of the most varied landscapes in the Caribbean. The island is located just two hours south of Miami, less than four hours from New York and eight hours from most European cities.
Las Americas International Airport is located in the country’s capital, Santo Domingo, and is the main port of entry to the country. The city is the most modern and dynamic metropolis in the Caribbean, and home to the first European settlement in the Americas and designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Colonial City.
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