2003 Travel News ArchiveTravel

DR is hot this winter

According to Hans Dannenberg, marketing advisor to the Tourism Ministry, an
excellent winter season is in store, judging by the enthusiasm of tour operators
and travel agents participating in the World Travel Market in London, UK.
Bookings are running strong for Punta Cana hotels, and Puerto Plata expects to
have its best year in many. Edward Light, for TUI, says that 60% of the season
is already sold out, which is 27% more than bookings for this time last year. He
explains that the North Coast is surprising many, with demand up considerably.
Light says he would like to see more night time activities scheduled for Puerto
Plata. Jeannette Linfood and Ann Ashley of Travel Cook say that summer 2004 is
looking very good, also. They explain that UK travelers are now booking more
long-haul trips, explaining the 30% increase there.