430,000 cruise ship tourists visit the Dominican Republic
SANTO DOMINGO – The Dominican Republic recently participated in the “Seatrade Cruise Shipping Convention 2012,” held in Miami, Florida. The international event was attended by Richard D. Fain, the president and CEO of Royal Caribbean LTD.
Mr. Fain met with the representative from the Dominican Ministry of Tourism, Orfila Salazar, at the Dominican Republic stand at the event He also met with other members of the Dominican delegation that participated in the fair.
The cruise-ship industry has become important for the Dominican tourism industry.
During the 2010-2011 season some 250 cruise ships, carrying some 430,000 passengers entered the country through the country’s four cruise ports.
The “Seatrade Cruise Shipping Convention 2012,” held at the Miami Beach Convention Center, brought together key players in the cruise industry such as port officials, the presidents and CEOs of major international shipping companies such as “Carnival Cruise Lines,” “Royal Caribbean,” “Celebrity,” “Holland” and “Norwegian,” among others.
During the event the U.S.-based company Carnival Cruise Lines announced an investment of US$65 million in the Maimon cruise ship terminal in Puerto Plata, on the country’s north coast.
Source: CaribSeek News
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