This important trade fair is the official tourism fair of the Dominican Republic, sponsored by the country’s Ministry of Tourism. This year DATE 2013 will be held at the Convention Center of the Barceló Bávaro Beach Resort.
Since its first celebration in the year 2000, DATE has become the leading annual event that showcases the country’s thriving tourism industry.
The event brings together over a hundred tour operators from major international markets.
Key participants are representatives from the United States, Canada, Germany, Argentina, Brazil and other South American countries.
For three days, the national and international tour operators – as well as others involved in the tourism trade – will meet with representatives from hotels, resorts, travel agencies and rent-a-cars, among others.
Appointments are made in advance through a computer program managed by ASONAHORES. The national and international press also gives wide coverage to the event.