There are currently eleven scheduled weekly flights coming in to La Romana, on the country’s east coast, from Italy.
These flights are expected to run until the end of the summer.
The airlines currently operating this route are Neos Air, Air Italy, Alitalia and Blue Panorama. An additional flight will be added in June, and in December another one will be added between Milan and Santo Domingo.
The tour operator LIVINGSTONE, very popular in the Italian market, is expected to begin operations in the Dominican Republic this December.
The information was offered by Vice Minister of Tourism Magaly Toribio, who recently visited Italy to participate in the Milan Tourism Fair.
“Our participation in this exhibition can be seen as a success. We reconfirm the strength of the Italian tourism market, which has always been one of the major European markets and which last year made a remarkable recovery,” said the Vice Minister.
The arrival of Italians to the Dominican Republic grew by more than five percent in 2011, after three years of a steady decline.