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Dominican Republic receives Taiwan largest tourism delegation

Santo Domingo.- Taiwan’s Embassy on Thursday received a delegation headed by Transport and Communication Minister, Shih Kuan Yeh and several tour operators and travel agents, who came to the country in order to bolster diplomatic ties and promote both countries’ tourism.

Taiwan ambassador Table Fi Ho, who headed the welcome ceremony for the delegation at the Hotel Jaragua, with Tourism Minister Francisco Javier Garcia and dozens of tourism business leaders present, stated his interest for both nations to make the most of this visit and promised more visits in the future.

“Every year about 10 million tourists come to visit different countries on vacation, another 400,000 citizens living in the United States also take vacations and although the Dominican Republic is little known in my country because of the distance and the difference in culture, I strongly believe that it’s a destination with all the qualities for Taiwanese tourists to enjoy this extraordinary nation,” the ambassador said.

Fi Hou said the more than one million of its citizens who travel are golfers, and the Dominican Republic is the Caribbean region’s best destination in that regard.

The diplomat said the Taiwanese are already learning about Dominicans because they are followers of baseball, and around 10 Dominican players currently excel in his country’s professional baseball league.

For his part, Garcia lauded the Taiwan ambassador’s efforts to bringing the two nations close and to attract his country’s tourists, to a destination he affirms will “undoubtedly fill the expectations of every one of them.”

“It’s a great honor for Dominican Republic to receive Taiwan the largest tourism delegation to have visited this country. We admire and respect that laborious nation, from whom we’ve received great collaboration and opens a new page in Taiwan and Dominican Republic relations starting today.”

Source: DT

Category: DR News |

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