Dominican North Coast can catch US$30.0B MICE
Santo Domingo.- Tourism minister Francisco Javier García recently proposed government support for all Puerto Plata hoteliers to refurbish their lodgings, which he affirms will give added value to the most complete destination in the entire Caribbean, and help it enter the US$30.0 billion MICE niche.
During the annual meeting with officials of the tourist promotion offices abroad (OPT), Garcia said some hotels need to be renovated to improve accommodations and lift them to the standards local and foreign tourists require.
He urged the officials to work hard to promote Puerto Plata, where great efforts have been made to recover and transform the region for a positive start to 2015.
Garcia said Dominican Republic has surmounted the problems which hindered the sector’s progress, especially investment.
“We’re ready for the Meetings, Incentives, Conference and Exhibits Market (MICE),” he said, calling the push for infrastructure development and conditions for safe destinations “excellent.”
“I’m convinced that Dominican Republic is ready to promote any segment of tourism, we have to work some important niches such as MICE, which moves more than US$30.0 billion annually, it’s a niche Dominican Republic can work it without problems right now,” Garcia said
The annual OPT directors meeting, which analyzed the status of emitter markets and strategies for each destination, was held March 24 to 26 at the Barcelo Bavaro complex.
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