The Minister of Tourism, David Collado, began a trip here to promote tourism in the Dominican Republic, including Germany, the United Kingdom and Italy, to ensure that Europeans continue to prefer this Caribbean country as their favorite long-haul destination.
This trip aims to consolidate the positioning of the Dominican Republic in these issuing markets and make new alliances that will result in the arrival of more tourists to Quisqueya.
As part of this promotional tour of Europe, Minister Collado held the first roadshow in Frankfurt with tour operators, airlines and travel agencies in the German market to ensure that more European visitors continue to choose the Dominican Republic.
“Europe is a vital market for the Dominican Republic and from the Ministry of Tourism we will be doing everything possible to ensure that more German, Italian and British tourists choose our country as their favorite long-haul destination,” explained Collado.
The minister emphasized that the Dominican Republic has been the leading country in the recovery of tourists, which has been recognized by the World Tourism Organization (WTO).
He attributed the success of the tourism recovery to the joint work of the public and private sectors, led by the Tourism Cabinet.
“The global context has made it more difficult for Europeans to make long trips and long stays, but we are here to, with humility, continue working hand in hand with the main tour operators, travel agencies, airlines, to establish favorable conditions for Europeans to have easy access to spend the best vacations in the Dominican Republic,” Collado added.
The official detailed, in a presentation shared with Vice Minister Jaqueline Mora, that more than 4.5 million people visited the Dominican Republic in the first five months of the year, a figure never seen before in the history of Dominican tourism, which makes them project the possibility of surpassing, for the first time in history, the barrier of 9 million visitors and possibly also the 10 million by the end of 2023.
According to the figures presented by Collado and Mora, Dominican tourism continues to rise, with a total growth of more than 20% in 2023 and with a high level of satisfaction on the part of tourists arriving in the Caribbean country.
Collado will have a full agenda where, in addition to making presentations of the Dominican Republic destination to hundreds of tour operators and travel agencies in those countries, he will have specific working meetings with the main travel promoters, airlines and other important players in the tourism sector of the continent.