Chinese tour operators have confirmed their participation in the 19th Annual Caribbean Tourism Exchange, scheduled from June 25-27 in Santo Domingo’s Dominican Fiesta hotel.
Fair organizers announced that this year the event has attracted important Chinese tourism entrepreneurs interested in opening and strengthening ties with Dominican tour operators and tourism companies.
Their goal is to take advantage of the new Beijing-Havana flights.
This year’s fair will concentrate on the important Caribbean cruise ship industry, as well as future strategies to strengthen this important tourism sector.
Representatives from the Dominican and Puerto Rican port authorities are scheduled to participate in the three-day event.
At the same time, executives from the cruise ship company Carnival Corporation will formally present “Amber Cove,” the company’s cruise ship port, currently under construction at the Bay of Maimon, situated 20 minutes from the north coast city of Puerto Plata. The port will open in October.
Another important fair theme will be Panama, and how it has become an important convention and conference destination.
Event organizers have also organized a top-quality culinary show, featuring top Dominican dishes and treats.
Tourism sector representatives from El Salvador, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Panama, Paraguay, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, Panama and Venezuela have confirmed their participation.
The fair is sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Tourism of Panama and Pawa Airlines.