France and Italy recognize DR for excellent work in tourism

Minister David Collado received recognition for the Dominican Republic’s recovery over other countries in the region.

Dominican tourism continues to reap international success, receiving two important awards in France and Italy for its excellent recovery.

In the framework of the IFTM TOP RESA, the main business fair in France, which brings together every year the main sectors of the leisure industry, business travel, MICE and groups, Minister David Collado received recognition for the recovery of the Dominican Republic above other countries in the region and for its management of the pandemic and a successful tourism year as the first destination in long-distance package sales in France.

The president of Les Entreprises du Voyage, Jean Pierre Mas, presented the award to Collado, noting that it is the first recognition he has given to a country.

Les Entreprises du Voyage is the largest association in Europe, bringing together 3,500 travel agents.

Likewise, in Italy, the president of Astoi, Pier Ezhaya, awarded the Dominican Republic the 2022 trophy of honor for its exemplary management of the Covid crisis. Astoi represents 90% of the Tour Operators’ total turnover.

Minister Collado thanked the recognitions on behalf of the Dominican Government and said that the Dominican Republic continues to work to strengthen and diversify its tourism offer worldwide.Jean Pierre Mas y David Collado

“These two important recognitions are a major commitment to continue working and continue to be the leader of tourism in the region,” said Collado.

About IFTM Top Resa

Top Resa brings together more than 34,000 visitors, including travel agents, hoteliers, airlines and distribution professionals, and allows attending professionals to acquire skills, discover new trends and exchange and influence the future of the industry. The Dominican Republic has been an official and uninterrupted participant since 1998, the year of the destination’s first launch campaign.

About Astoi

Astoi is the association of tour operators in Italy, and functions as a quality system at the service of tourism. It supports its member companies, thanks to a system of advice on the main legal, labor, trade union, commercial, bureaucratic, crisis and emergency situations, reconciling the guarantee of a high standard of quality with the promptness of response to members.


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