Barceló executives highlight resurgence of conventions from the US and Canada


PUNTA CANA, La Altagracia, D.R. May 2022.- The promising events and conventions market for the Dominican Republic, the United States and Canada is resurfacing and this is already reflected in the Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort Convention Center, whose occupancy is reaching pre-pandemic levels.

The topic of the convention and events market was addressed at DATE, the Dominican tourism product marketing fair that exceeded the participation of international companies and delegates in the 2021 edition by 30%, and has been described as a “resounding success” by the executive vice president of the Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic (ASONAHORES).

Juan Pérez, Barceló’s Commercial Director for the United States and Canada, expressed that “there is a resurgence in the event and convention market after these two years in which North Americans and Canadians are eager to travel.”

Companies that had to make cutbacks due to the pandemic caused by COVID-19, he said, are “returning to the market to look for options for activities with their collaborators and clients in Caribbean destinations such as the Dominican Republic.”

He also assured Pérez that the projections that Barceló Hotels have for the incentive travel segment (MICE) are very good for 2023”.

Zarina Montalvo, Commercial Director of Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort said that “the Barceló complex in Punta Cana and its convention center is approaching the number of events obtained in pre-pandemic year 2019.

The Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort hotel is a national and international benchmark in the organization of large professional events. Located at the foot of the exotic Bávaro beach, in the Dominican Republic, this great resort is a more than successful choice for your business meetings.

The complex has the privilege of housing the largest convention center in the country with more than 11,500 m2 divided into 13 multipurpose rooms that can be divided into 24 rooms, with a capacity to accommodate up to 5,000 people. In addition, it is equipped with the most advanced computer and audiovisual technology, while allowing you to enjoy other business incentives such as the organization of gala dinners or themed parties and meetings, among other exclusive hotel services.

At the Barceló Bávaro Palace Clubhouse we have a total of 8 multifunctional rooms that can be converted into 13 for all kinds of events: cocktails, seminars, conventions and banquets, with extensive kitchen and storage services.