Traditionally the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism is a participant of International Russian Travel Market OTDYKH. The 2015 also marks the twelfth year of strong and mutually beneficial partnership between the Ministry and the trade community. That is why the Dominican Republic became the Complimentary Ticket Sponsor of the trade fair.
Every year the largest hotel networks and tour operators are given an opportunity to present themselves on the stand of the Dominican Republic. Among long-term partners there are such companies as AMRESORTS, ALLIANCE RUSSIAN TRAVEL (ARTRAVEL), HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO PUNTA CANA, BAHIA PRINCIPE HOTELS & RESORTS and many others.
This year all the guests will also have a chance to enjoy an entertainment programme which includes performance of salsa and merengue dancers, a concert of traditional Dominican orchestra Perico Ripiao, presentation of Dominican artesian goods and a workshop session of tabaquero — Dominican cigar-maker.
In addition all the guests of the stand of the Dominican Republic will receive presents and souvenirs.
In 2014 five million tourists visited the Dominican Republic which is exactly a half of the number expected due to President Danilo Medina’s decree — 10 million tourists per year by 2022. According to Lorenzo Sancassani, Head of the Provincial Office of the Ministry of Tourism Cabarete, the tourism sector has pretty good chances to accomplish the task within the prescribed time limit.
“We keep on working within the framework of our global strategy of tourism diversification. At the moment we are really focused on developing the MICE-sector, luxury and eco-resorts as well as wedding and golf trips. In addition we are trying to promote medical tourism which is rapidly gaining popularity. The Dominican Republic has lots of amazing spa resorts and also offers a wide choice of recreation and cosmetic services. All these opportunities attract ever-growing number of tourists from Russia and other countries” says Galina Lysenko, Head of Representative Office of the Ministry of tourism of the Dominican Republic in Russia, Ukraine and CIS.