Last year, the country’s most important tourism fair was held in the beautiful tourism resort of Punta Cana, situated on the country’s easternmost region.
The event is scheduled to take place from April 17-19 in the Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe.
DATE is the tourism trade fair of the Association of Hotels and Restaurants of the Dominican Republic (ASONAHORES). The event is also sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism.
American Airlines Airlines, Jet Blue and Air France, sponsors of DATE 2012, are offering special rates to participants.
Last year the number of participants jumped by 27%, with the number of participating companies experiencing an impressive increase from 85 to 108 companies.
Last year the event was attended by 345 delegates from 95 companies representing hotels, tour operators and other tourism-related companies, as well as 176 delegates from 108 buyers.
In total, 521 tourism entrepreneurs and marketing agents participated in the three day event.
Last year 2,872 business meetings were scheduled, and important announcements were made regarding the future opening of new tourism projects.
Participants in the annual fair include international tour operators, travel agencies and other tourism-related companies.