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    Default DR1 Travel News - 18 February 2020

    The Dominican Republic is the Partner Country of the OTDYKH International Russian Travel Market 2020
    Caribbean Adventure Travel Show as part of DATE 2020
    Chayanne booked for 11 April at Altos de Chavón
    Tui Foundation acts to protect coral reefs in the Dominican Republic

    The Dominican Republic is the Partner Country of the OTDYKH International Russian Travel Market 2020
    The spotlight will be on the Dominican Republic when the OTDYKH Leisure Moscow Fair 2020 and the OTDYKH International Russian Travel Market 2020 are held 8-10 September 2020 at the grounds of the Expocenter in Moscow, Russia. The b2b event is in its 26th year.

    Event organizers say that the Dominican Republic is the most visited Caribbean destination and one of the most popular winter travel destinations for Russian travelers. The high-profile partnership in 2020 will provide a renewed opportunity for expo visitors to discover more about travel opportunities.

    The OTDYKH Leisure expo traditionally attracts a big number of the winter, long haul and exotic travel destinations that cater to the Russian market. Hosting the expo in September allows industry experts to meet and negotiate right before the beginning of the season.

    The Director of the DR Ministry of Tourism’s Office for Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, Galina Lyssenko, highlighted that the Dominican Republic has been participating in the Moscow tourism fair since 2002. She pointed out that in 2019, the Dominican participation won the title of “Best exhibition stand”. Their 2019 stand included 11 co-exhibitors, among which were hotels, resorts and incoming tour operators. This year they will have an exclusively designed 200m2 stand, which they will host with a bigger number of co-exhibitors.

    Official data shows that from January to December last year, 6,446,036 international tourists visited the country. Russia consistently ranks among the Top 10 incoming markets for the Dominican Republic and the demand for tourism offers is high. Russia is the leading source markets from Europe.

    The expo is the largest tourism event in Russia and the largest autumn event in the country. Almost 15,000 industry experts participated in the 2019 expo, with 600 exhibitors from 35 countries and 41 Russian regions.

    Caribbean Adventure Travel Show as part of DATE 2020
    Target Consultores de Mercadeo is organizing the Caribbean Adventure Travel Show (CATS) to highlight adventure tourism opportunities in the Dominican Republic. More than 30 specialized tourism buyers have booked for the event that will take place concurrently with the Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange (DATE) in Punta Cana. Those participating can book excursions to experience first hand several of the adventure attractions in the country. The event is scheduled for 30 March to 3 April 2020, with excursions set from 31 March and 1 April.

    CATS is a platform where attendees will have the opportunity to experience the activities that make our region an authentic adventure, through culture, networking sessions between suppliers and buyers, various excursions and rich gastronomy, says the company in their promotion of the event.

    Participants are taken to experience adventure tourism sites primarily in the east of the country. Among these are Campito Loving, Bavaro Adventure Park, Scape Park at Cap Cana, ziplines in El Valle, Canyoning and rapelling, buggys tours, mountain biking, paragliding, Miches Montaña Redonda, Punta Cana Indian Eyes Ecological Reserve, among others.

    The event includes excursions and talks and presentations, among other activities. Global trends of Adventure Tourism and Ecotourism by Gabriella Stowell, Latin American and Caribbean Director (ATTA) will be speaking to the audience.

    The CATS will run parallel with the DATE that will be held from 31 March to 2 April 2020 centered at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana.

    Chayanne booked for 11 April at Altos de Chavón
    Puerto Rican singer Chayanne is booked for Easter Saturday at the Altos de Chavon amphitheater in Casa de Campo, La Romana. Mark the date: 11 April 2020. The event is sponsored by Casa de Campo. Ticket pre-sales begin on 17 February 2020 with a 15% discount sponsored by Mastercard. Those who had purchased tickets for the show in Juanillo, Cap Cana can have their tickets switched for the Casa de Campo performance. Chayanne had been booked to perform on 15 February but the date was changed due to liquor restrictions in effect for the 16 February municipal election.

    His 2020 tour is “Desde el alma” that is taking him to global stages in the United States, Europe and Latin America.

    Tickets are for sale at Uepa Tickets online, or at Supermercados Nacional, Jumbo stores and at Casa de Campo.

    TUI Foundation acts to protect coral reefs in the Dominican Republic
    A new TUI Junior Academy has begun as a three-year initiative to improve sustainability practices. The TUI Care Foundation and The Reef-World Foundation launched on 29 January an initiative to help protect coral reefs in the Dominican Republic. The partnership will encourage environmental stewardship by bringing together key members of the community to focus on the protection of these sensitive and fundamental ecosystems.

    TUI announced that over 300 people from a variety of local reef-based businesses will receive specialized training on how to work more sustainably. More than 65,000 tourists will receive information on coral reef protection and over 2,000 members of the community will also learn about reef protection through the environmental activities of Youth Ambassadors.

    Thomas Ellerbeck, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the TUI Care Foundation, said: “The Dominican Republic is surrounded by extraordinary coral reefs which constitute a key component of the island’s unique natural heritage and biodiversity. Local economic activities, such as fishing, and marine life in general, rely on strong, healthy reefs. We are very excited to be launching this new project with Reef-World that brings the local community together and puts education at the very center of future environmentally sustainable solutions.”
    Last edited by Dolores; 02-18-2020 at 10:12 AM.


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