The South Cross Tour Operation, along with the Dominican Ministry of Tourism, recently celebrated their “First Tourism Congress Puna Cana 2012.”
The event was held at the Palladium Hotel, from July 26 to August 2.
Some 80 travel agencies affiliated with South Cross met with local counterparts in order to discuss future tourism policies, learn more about the attractions of the Dominican Republic, and to enter into agreements that will strengthen the position of the Dominican Republic as a tourism destination for the European market.
This year Russia became the third largest European market for the Dominican Republic. A 51% increase in arrivals in January-June period, from more den 51,000 visitors to more than 78,000. Last year there were 124.319 Russians.