The Dominican Republic celebrates a record year as the most popular destination of the Caribbean, the hockey fans will have the opportunity to win a holiday for two, all inclusive, in this paradise on February 24, 2018 at the Bell Center at “the evening fiesta, the after-match in Puerto Plata “.

Montreal, February 14, 2017 – After a record year in 2017, with almost 850,000 Canadian visitors to their country, the Dominican Republic is celebrating in a very Canadian fashion – at a hockey game. On February 24th, 2018, the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic, through its Tourist Office in Montreal, will be hosting a colourful Caribbean themed evening at the Bell Centre in Montreal, during the match between the Montreal Canadiens and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Hockey fans will be treated to live music, a traditional Merengue dancing exhibition, a virtual reality experience and the exciting chance to win an all-inclusive week for two as part of the Puerto Plata post-game contest.

According to Cosette Garcia, Director of the Dominican Republic Tourism Office in Montreal, this event is a way of showing the people of Quebec how much they mean to the country. “With these record arrivals numbers, we are now the number one island destination in the Caribbean out of Canada. We felt it would be fun to celebrate with a Canadian institution – the much beloved Montreal Canadiens.”

A promotional booth will be installed on the first floor of the Bell Centre where attendees can participate in the activation. During the first half of the game, the contest organizers will randomly draw a Bell Centre seat number. If the person sitting at this seat is 18 years or older, they will be added to the four other finalists who have been previously and randomly selected via an online contest on the Montreal Canadiens website, and will be invited to participate in the Grand Prize draw during the second period.

The big winner will be offered:

  • One (1) round-trip economy flight for two (2) adults departing from Montreal and arriving in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.
  • One (1) stay for two (2) in an all-inclusive resort in Puerto Plata

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About the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic’s first tourist was Christopher Columbus in 1492. Rich in history, the DR has developed into a diverse destination offering both Dominican and European flavours to more than 800,000 Canadian visitors each year. Named #1 Golf Destination in Caribbean & Latin America by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators, the DR boasts 26 designer golf courses, upscale resorts, pristine nature, and sophisticated cities and quaint villages filled with warm Dominican people. The DR features some of the world’s best beaches, fascinating history and culture, and is a chosen escape for celebrities, couples and families alike.

Visit the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism’s official website at: or call 1-888-494-5050 for more information.

News releases, images and the press kit also can be accessed from the official DR Ministry of Tourism website:

Media Contact:
Olivia Brutto
Siren Communications

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