PUERTO PLATA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – NOV. 1, 2013 – The Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism partnered with the tourism industry in Puerto Plata to host the 2nd Annual Discover Puerto Plata Market Place 2013. From Oct. 16 – 18, the Be Live Grand Marien in Costa Dorada welcomed close to 250 travel industry professionals from around the world for the international trade show, during which the North Coast’s tourism sector aimed to promote the destination of Puerto Plata.

International travel professionals gather to learn about Puerto Plata’s tourism offerings

Featuring nearly 50 miles of sparkling coastline and a rich culture, the enchanting Puerto Plata Province was the country’s original tourism hotspot and is making exciting updates to be so once again. With the construction of Carnival Corporation’s Amber Cove Cruise Center, renovation of Gregorio Luperón International Airport and an emphasis on the area’s endless attraction options, the tourism industry of the North Coast is seeking to put the destination back on traveler’s radars. The rebirth of the area’s tourism efforts ensures that the city can accommodate the influx in visitors and cater to them with accommodations and a growing list of attractions that appeal to every taste and budget.

Costa Dorada

“The event showcased one of Dominican Republic’s diverse regions to international tour operators, hotels, airlines, and more,” said Magaly Toribio, Marketing Advisor for the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism. “The lively region is not only a one-of-a-kind playground for adventure sports like kiteboarding, off-roading and waterfall cascading, but it also has five-star hotels, a melting pot of culture and a breathtaking backdrop of mountains and turquoise waters.”

Attendees enjoyed accommodations at a variety of the region’s resorts, a welcome cocktail reception at Be Live Grand Marien, an evening of dancing and drinks at Brugal, and off-site excursions to visit nearby attractions such as Ocean World Adventure Park, Independence Park, Fort San Felipe, Luperón Museum and more.

To explore more of what is offered in Puerto Plata, visit www.DiscoverPuertoPlata.com. Visit www.GoDominicanRepublic.com to download a free brochure on the region.

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About Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic’s first tourist was Christopher Columbus in 1492. Rich in history, Dominican Republic has developed into a diverse destination offering both Dominican and European flavors to approximately five million global visitors in 2012. Named #1 Golf Destination in Caribbean and Latin America by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators, Dominican Republic boasts 28 designer golf courses, upscale resorts, pristine nature and sophisticated cities and quaint villages filled with warm Dominican people. Dominican Republic features the best beaches, fascinating history and culture, and is a chosen escape for celebrities, couples and families alike.


For more information, contact:
BVK Public Relations for DR Ministry of Tourism
Annie Holschuh: (414)247-2410 or aholscuh@bvk.com

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