Dominican Republic Wraps Up Annual Tourism Exchange

Hundreds of international tourism buyers, tour operators and media were in attendance at this year's Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange, held April 19 to 21 at Moon Palace in Punta Cana.

Among the big news was that non-resident visits to the Dominican Republic have increased each month since September 2009. Dominican Republic Minister of Tourism Francisco Javier Garcia says, "Visits to the DR held steady throughout the global economic crisis and recent data shows a continued and increasing surge of arrivals since last fall. Our strong marketing outreach and continued investment in DR tourism infrastructure has built momentum from our key markets and is creating new markets."

The Ministry of Tourism also announced an investment of over $12 million into 58 new projects including the Atlantic Boulevard in Puerto Plata that will connect the North Coast to the Samana Peninsula, redevelopment of highways and more.

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