The Dominican low-fare airline, Arajet, will soon be adding more than 6 new flight routes to different countries of the American continent, among which are Brazil, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Chile, Uruguay, Bolivia and the United States, highlighting New York and Miami as starting points after the signing of the open skies treaty with that country.
The information was announced by Victor Pacheco, CEO and founder of Arajet, who during his speech at the Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange (DATE), said that in addition to the 11 destinations with which they make connections, they intend to continue expanding and penetrating new markets.
This expansion will be complemented with the incorporation of 5 new airplanes to the airline’s fleet, bringing the total to 10, which will be named after different protected areas of the country.
He also announced that the airline already operates 42 round-trip connections, two days a week to and from 9 countries in its route network, making the Dominican Republic the low-fare hub of the Caribbean.
“Mexico is connected to 6 destinations, in addition to Guatemala and El Salvador with 5 each,” he said.
He added that, with only 7 months in operation, Arajet has already consolidated its position as the Dominican airline with the highest number of passengers, reaching 180,000, in more than
During DATE, Banreservas and the British Chamber signed agreements with the Association of Hotels and Tourism (Asonahores), with the objective of promoting this sector in the country.
The signature of the general administrator of Banco de Reservas, Samuel Pereira, was mainly focused on promoting gastronomic tourism and raising this niche which, according to him, can add great value to the hotel offer.
Likewise, David Llibre, president of Asonahores, emphasized that the agreement will allow for analysis of the national agro-industry and its impact on this sector, as well as other studies related to the impact of the economic sectors on tourism.
The main objective of the signing of the agreement with the British Chamber of Commerce was to promote cultural, commercial and bilateral relations between the United Kingdom and the Dominican Republic.
According to the president of the British Chamber in the country, Amauris Vasquéz, this signature intends to develop specific programs such as market studies.
“We understand that we can collaborate with the access to the British market because of our relationship with different chambers of commerce, which can allow them access to advertising and promotion of tourist packages to a large number of people from that market, which represent up to 30% of the total number of visitors to this country,” he said.
David Llibre highlighted the importance of the UK-DR relationship, noting that the DR is one of the main source markets for tourists to this side of the island.
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