Dominican Republic has been recognized by the FCCA
The Caribbean country has been distinguished by the Florida and Caribbean Cruise Association as an important cruise destination in the world in a ceremony held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami
The Florida and Caribbean Cruise Association has recognized the Dominican Republic as one of the main destinations in the sector worldwide.
"This is the result of all the work that we have been carrying out together with President Luis Abinader to promote cruise tourism, with destinations such as Puerto Plata, with Amber Cove and Taíno Bay, as a great attraction," said the Minister of Tourism, David Collado, after receiving recognition from Michelle Paige, president of the FCCA.
Collado credited the work of the Dominican Port Authority and its director Jean Luis Rodríguez for making it possible for the ports of Quisquey to be at the level expected.
Paige presented the recognition to Collado for the recovery of tourism in the country and especially for the successful reopening of cruise destinations.
“Together we will make history and make sure things are better than ever. We trust the Dominican Republic a lot and that is why we recognize them today,” Paige said.
World Cruise Federation Meeting Venue
The Dominican Republic will host the World Cruise Federation meeting in September, Collado reported.
"We have received this recognition for how thriving we have been in the cruise sector, and last month we only received one hundred thousand cruise passengers," said the minister.
Collado gave the information after concluding the second marketing meeting of the public-private committee, which determines the way in which the promotion of the country abroad is invested.
The National Association of Hotels and Restaurants of the country, the Port Authority and the Institute of Civil Aviation, in addition to the ministry, are part of the committee.
“We seek to make the funds of the Dominican Republic more efficient. We decided to create this committee to receive the tour operators and ensure that the country has more charter flights, mainly for cruise zones such as Puerto Plata and Samaná”, added Collado.
For Asonahores, participation in the fair is of vital importance.
"We are sure that this S Trade fair will be one more success for the Dominican Republic," said Rafael Blanco, president of the Association.
Collado explained that cruise tourism is a priority for the country and revealed that part of the promotion strategies are oriented in this direction.
"The last sector of tourism that was reactivated was the cruise ship sector and that is why the importance of this fair," he said.
And he added: “We have representatives from Central Romana with its marina, Puerto Plata with Amber Cove and Taíno Bay and also from Samaná at the fair.”
He also referred to tourist records last month.
“We come strong. We have projections that April 2022 will be the best month ever. After Easter, tourists continue to arrive", he assured.