The Minister of Tourism, David Collado, and the King of Spain, Felipe VI, inaugurated the presence of the Dominican Republic at the International Tourism Fair (FITUR 2023), which is being held at the fairgrounds in this city.
The country once again shone and dazzled attendees with an impressive pavilion highlighting the country’s attributes, with the presence of more than 50 companies linked to the national tourism sector. What attracted the most attention was the space dedicated to an immersive experience of the Dominican Republic, where people can have a three-dimensional experience, entering the majestic beaches of the country, as well as the other tourist attractions of Quisqueya and an approach to the work of the Dominican artist Ivan Tovar.
Minister Collado inaugurated the Dominican Republic pavilion accompanied by the president of Banco Popular, Cristopher Paniagua; the administrator of Banco del Reservas, Samuel Pereyra; the president of the Dominican Association of Hotels and Tourism (ASONAHORES), David Llibre, as well as the Dominican ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain, Juan Bolívar Díaz. Also, prominent businessmen linked to the country’s tourism sector and other Dominican authorities present at the event.
“Our goal is for the Dominican Republic to continue to be the benchmark in tourism for the continent; that’s why we will continue to innovate and we will exhaust an agenda of more than 60 meetings this week where we will close deals with airlines, new hotels and tourism investments, as well as tour operators, so that we can continue to promote the arrival of tourists to our country,” said Collado during the opening of the pavilion at FITUR.
Among the agreements and announcements made on Wednesday was the new investment to be made in Macao, La Altagracia province, in the eastern part of the country, by the Pioneer Group, which will begin construction of a luxury hotel in that destination.
Also the signing of agreements with Iberia airline, El Corte Inglés travel agency, TUI airline and meetings with tour operators World 2 Fly and World 2 Meet, as well as with the online travel platform E dreams.
The Dominican pavilion, in addition to the presence of more than 52 companies from the tourism sector, offers cultural spaces and craft exhibitions, and showcases national products such as coffee, tobacco, chocolate and rum.
Among those present at the opening of the stand were Gabriel Escarrer, from Grupo Meliá; Encarna Piñero, from Inverhotel; Frank Rainieri and Haydée Kuret de Rainieri, from Grupo Punta Cana; Adriana Cisneros, from Grupo Cisneros, as well as Juan Vicini, Héctor José Rizek, Carlos José Martí, among others.