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David Collado in Toronto to promote the DR

Travel Week Canada reports that Tourism Minister David Collado was in Toronto at the end of November to meet with travel agents and promote travel to the Dominican Republic. The travel publication highlighted that the minister shared the positive outlook for Dominican travel with the Canadian travel industry on 21 November 2022.

This is Collado’s second visit to Canada this year to meet with Canadian tour operators, airlines, travel agents and travel partners. Collado stressed that Canadians are a key market for the DR and the government is proactively working to support local partners.

Travel Week reports the Minister shared the data that 1,700 flights flew to the DR from Canada in the first ten months of the year. The majority of traffic comes from Ontario, which has posted a 97% increase over 2021, the first year when markets reopened following the Covid-19 worst months in 2020.

Collado mentioned that Canadian customer satisfaction also remains very high, with 9 out of 10 exit polls showing tourists would return in the future. Hotels and excellent beaches were the elements most respondents cited in customer satisfaction surveys.

Minister Collado also noted that Punta Cana continues to be the favorite destination among Canadians, with current reservations up 20% over pre-pandemic bookings.

“We have confirmed 500 additional flights into Punta Cana this winter. It is one of the most popular sun destinations out of Canada and we want to ensure that agents have inventory to sell,” he said, as reported in Travel Week Canada.

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29 November 2022