Francisco Javier García is declared “Tourist Personality of the Americas”

Madrid, Spain. 20 January 2017.- The Blue Bay Hotels Travel Awards in its third edition declared Tourism Minister Francisco Javier García, “Tourist Personality of the Americas” for his contributions to the development of the tourism sector.

This is the second recognition received by the Dominican Tourism Minister within the framework of the 37th edition of FITUR 2017, which began this Wednesday and will extend until Sunday.

The first prize was granted yesterday by the Ibero-American Conference of Ministers and Entrepreneurs of Tourism (CIMET), with the “Ibero-American Medal of Merit”.

“These awards are a recognition for the country and the support that President Danilo Medina has given to the tourism sector.”

During the inauguration of FITUR, García said that one of the fundamental elements of this fair is to take stock of the positioning of the Dominican Republic in Europe, which closed 2016 with a 10.9%, level of growth.

García added that in the framework of FITUR, several agreements will be made to consolidate the European market as one of the most important suppliers of tourists to the Dominican Republic.



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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