The Dominican Republic will participate in the Brazilian Travel Agencies Association Fair of the Americas (ABAV-Feira das Americas), to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from October 19 to 21. This year, Brazil is the fastest growing market in South America, depicting a 125% growth during the January-August period.
Some 17 tourism-oriented companies, as well as the Ministry of Tourism – represented by Ms. Isabel Vasquez, Director of the Tourism Promotion Office – will attend the important event. The participating companies are: Amhsa Marina Hotels & Resorts, Viva Wyndham Resorts, IFA Villas Bavaro Resorts & Spa, Coral Hospitality, Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resorts Oasis Hotels, Boutique Sivory Punta Cana, Caribbean Nexus Tours, Domitur, Colonial Tour and Travel, Connect Travel Services, Hoteles Catalonia, Otium Tour Operator, Solvero, Princess Hotels & Resorts, Palace Resorts and Blue Travel Partner Services. The ABAV 2011 event is organized by the Brazilian Association of Travel Agencies and is considered the largest tourism event in the Americas due to the impressive number of exhibitors and participants. The Fair brings together the world’s most important tourism destinations through its buyers and sellers. During the 2010 event some one thousand participants came together in the Fair. For more information, visit: www.abav.com.br.