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2010 Tourism Clusters Conference

The Dominican Republic has been chosen to host the first Competitiveness Institute-sponsored global thematic conference. Maria Victoria Abreu, technical deputy director of the National

Competitiveness Council, made the announcement during the closing of the 2008 TCI Annual Conference held in Cape Town, South Africa. More than 500 formally organized tourism clusters currently operate worldwide.

The event will take place in 2010, but the date and venue in the DR have yet to be determined. The conference, “Moving Forward Towards Leading-Edge Practices on Tourism Clustering” will focus on the role of clusters on tourism growth, and the successes and failures of the connectivity efforts. It will explore sustainable tourism from a cluster perspective and look into tourism niches that promote national competitiveness.

The National Competitiveness Council, based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic will be organizing the event.

For more information, contact Maria Victoria Abreu at maria.abreu@cnc.gov.do