The brand new Paradisus Palma Real Convention Center will be the venue where the 15th annual Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange (DATE) will be held from March 26-28 in Punta Cana, on the country’s easternmost region.
The event is organized by the Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic and co-sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism.
The new Convention Center, fully equipped with cutting-edge technology, will bring in more than 100 tour operators, tourism wholesalers, national and international journalists and airline representatives.
Some 150 Dominican tourism-oriented companies will also participate.
The Paradisus Palma Real is situated within the Melia Hotels International tourism complex, which includes the Meliá Caribe Tropical.
The 1,900-room complex occupies 63,000 square feet and 31 conference rooms.
The resort has signed an agreement with the American Center Audio Visual, the Caribbean Audiovisual Center and the Blue Avenue Studios to provide guests with excellent audiovisual service and technology.
The American Center is skilled in the use of 3D technology, video mapping and wireless technology.
The Paradisus Palma Real is a 774-room facility, situated some twenty minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport.
It also features six restaurants, six bars, swimming pools, spas, golf course, diving, kite-surfing and other water sports facilities.
This year the DATE 2014 will present an innovative program specifically designed for the important market segment of meetings, conferences and exhibitions. The goal is to promote the country’s facilities for this market segment.
DATE 2014 is sponsored by: Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic, Paradisus Palma Real, Barcelo Hotels, Aerodom, Banco Popular Dominicano, BHD, Blue Travel Partner Service, Cardnet, Claro, Delta Vacations, Gray Line Dominican Republic, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, HOSPITEN, IVI DMC Dominican Republic, Jetblue, Ladevi, Lifestyle Holidays Vacations Resorts, RCI, Travel World News, United Airlines, U.S. Airways, American Airlines, Westin Punta Cana, Iberostar Hotels, Hotel Association of Santo Domingo and Hotel Association Romana- Bayahibe.