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Samana, Dominican Republic.- Samaná’s Tourism Cluster and the Samaná Hotels and Tourism Companies Association (AHETSA) will host the third Meeting for Samana’s Tourism Development, to be held September 29 in Puerto Bahia, Samana.

“This year’s event is titled Samana Advances Toward a Half a million Tourists in 2020, thusly setting the goal to be achieved, according to the State’s nationwide strategy,” said cluster president and AHETSA board member Juan Francisco Bancalari, in a report by

He said exhibitors of national and international prestige will participate in the event, presenting strategies that have proven successful in other tourism destinations that can be applied in Samaná.


As keynote speaker Punta Group CEO Frank Ranieri will address Strategies for Developing a Successful Destination. “Samana has the attributes necessary to be among the Caribbean’s top destinations, but more public investment is required to accelerate private investment.”

The program also features the experts Rafael Torres, president of Casa de Campo, and Jeffrey Rannik, president of the shippers Naviera Baez and Rannik, who aim to show how to develop successful tourism destinations, Bancalari said.

The event includes a panel to show participant the various approaches, the strategies to achieve a common vision on tourism development in the province. “It’s the most important tourist event to be held in Samaná, where more than 200 guests participate, representing all sectors with an impact on the tourism activity,” the AHETSA executive said.

“All this depends on the public-private and social effectiveness, crucial to successfully achieve Samana’s national and international positioning.

Source: DT

Sep 22, 2016

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