The Barceló Bavaro Convention Center, the country’s largest and most modern, will once again host the Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange (DATE) 2015.
Some 150 national and international tourism-related companies are expected to participate in the annual event.
DATE 2015 is organized by the Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic (ASONAHORES), with support from the Ministry of Tourism. The event is scheduled from April 28-30, 2015 in Punta Cana.
This is the country’s most important tourism-related event, bringing in tour operators, travel agents, airlines, hotel chains, independent hotels and tourism professionals from all over the world.
During the 2014 fair some 130 supplier companies participated in the event with approximately 532 delegates, along with 153 purchasing companies, with 225 delegates.
An additional 50 representatives from the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) sector participated as well, touring Santo Domingo’s business-oriented tourism facilities.
The number of business meetings that take place during the event has grown each year by 30%.
The Barceló Bavaro Convention Center
Tis modern convention center, situated in the Barceló Bavaro tourism complex, features an 11,500 square meter area with 13 halls that can be subdivided into 24 meeting rooms for groups that can go from 20 to five thousand guests.
In total, the Barceló Bavaro Convention Center accommodates 5,000 guests and features state of the art audiovisual equipment, internet/wi-fi access and simultaneous translation facilities.