Meet in the Caribbean, Meet in Dominican Republic

23rd Jun, 2016

Spanish version of the article available here.

Dominican Republic, the second largest Caribbean nation, has everything to offer for groups – exuberant nature, delicious gastronomy, museums that reflect its reach history, top quality shops and tropical waters with abundant marine life.

With eight international airports and a large number of airlines flying direct from United States, Europe and Latin America, the Dominican Republic is the best connected Caribbean destination.

Meeting planners discover the many advantages Dominican Republic offers for groups. Many of the resorts are all inclusive and the concept of a single price works perfectly to avoid any surprises that may affect the budget at the end of the trip.

Home to a large number of spaces for conventions and hotels for meetings, Dominican Republic has a modern infrastructure and advanced telecommunications system. All of its destinations offer meeting planners a peculiar way to create stunning and unforgettable programs.

Local DMC’s, specialized in the MICE segment, have offices in different tourist destinations; Santo Domingo, Punta Cana - Bávaro, Samaná, Puerto Plata, La Romana and Bayahibe, with professionals trained to provide an excellent service to all customers.

Each of our regions offers something special, if it is a big event the most recommended are our all-inclusive hotels in Punta Cana or the hotel facilities offered by our historical capital Santo Domingo. The beaches of La Romana and Puerto Plata are a good option for mid-size meetings and small gatherings will enjoy the authenticity of Samaná, where attendees have the advantage of enjoying two or three different environments in one day.

Dominican Republic has joined leading international MICE industry entities such as the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and the Meeting Professionals International (MPI).

Also, through the Ministry of Tourism, the country participates in leading international fairs specialized in Congresses and Incentives with the participation and support of co-exhibitors and representatives from the private sector.

The Ministry of Tourism has constantly been preparing and taking steps to develop the Congresses and Incentives segment in Dominican Republic, becoming a featured MICE destination in the Caribbean and Central America.

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