The Dominican Republic will host the executive meeting of the World Tourism Organization, to be held from the 16th to the 18th of this month, informed today the Minister of Tourism, David Collado.
Collado announced on his social networks that the event – to be held in Punta Cana – will be an opportunity to show the world how the country “has become a leader in this industry in the region”.
He also announced that the Dominican Republic’s inter-institutional forum on sustainable tourism will be held in the capital on the 16th.
This weekend concluded successfully one of the most important tourism fairs of the Caribbean island, which confirmed the leadership of this territory as a Caribbean destination, according to the vice president of the Hotel Association, Andrés Marranzini.
Marranzini highlighted the 37 percent increase in the number of participants in the event compared to 2022, as well as the holding of seven thousand business meetings in just five days.
He pointed out that there were 110 purchasing companies and more than 210 exhibiting companies, some of which presented new recreational options.
He attributed the success of the fair to the growth of this industry in the country, the sustainable increase in the number of hotel rooms and the innovative projects that are being implemented, such as swimming with horses.
He maintained that the Dominican Republic competes with other important destinations such as Jamaica, Mexico and Spain, so the challenge in this regard, he said, is to achieve an attractive complementary activity.
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