Dominican Republic, January 16, 2017.-The Minister of Tourism, Francisco Javier García, will lead the Dominican delegation to participate in the 37th edition of the International Tourism Fair (FITUR), to be held from 18 to 22 January 2017 in Madrid, Spain.

In addition to Minister García, the Dominican delegation will be composed of hoteliers, artisans and representatives of the Association of Hotels and Tourists of the Dominican Republic (ASONAHORES).

During the event, the Minister of Tourism will hold business meetings with the aim of reaching agreements with airlines and tour operators to ensure more arrival of tourists to the country, and between this market and the Dominican Republic.

More than 160 countries will participate in this conference, where the Dominican Republic seeks to reaffirm its position among Spanish tourists who prefer the country as their long distance destination, thus strengthening the relationship between nations.

Fitur is the international platform where companies, agencies and institutions linked to the tourism sector from all over the world gather and will take place at the IFEMA fairgrounds in Madrid, Spain.

In the last edition Fitur reached a new record of attendees with a total of 231,872 visitors, including 124,659 participating professionals, 2% more than in 2015, and 9,605 companies present, from 165 countries.



About Dominican Republic

Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the north and the Caribbean Sea on the south, our lush tropical and paradisiacal country boasts nearly 1,000 miles (1,609 km) of coastline, 250 miles (402 km) of the world’s top beaches, magnificent resorts and hotels, and a variety of sports, recreation and entertainment options. Here you can dance to the pulse pounding thrill of the merengue, renew in our luxurious and diverse accommodations, explore ancient relics of centuries past, delight in delicious Dominican gastronomy or enjoy ecotourism adventures in our magnificent national parks, mountain ranges, rivers and beaches.

Known for our warm and hospitable people, Dominican Republic is a destination like no other, featuring astounding nature, intriguing history and rich cultural experiences like music, art and festivals, plus uniquely Dominican specialties such as cigars, rum, chocolate, coffee, merengue, amber and larimar.

Dominican Republic features the best beaches, fascinating history and culture, and is a chosen escape for celebrities, couples and families alike.  Visit Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism’s official website at:


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