Successful opening of DATE 2022 in Punta Cana


The Dominican President and the Minister of Tourism have been part of the opening ceremony showing their support for the event

The President of the Republic, Luis Abinader, together with the Minister of Tourism, David Collado, officially opened the Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange (DATE), in which several agreements were signed and the groundbreaking for a new hotel was given.

Minister Collado reported that the signed agreements aim to strengthen the arrival of tourists to Quisqueya from Canada during the summer and the month of December.

The agreements were signed by the Minister of Tourism, in the presence of the President of the Republic, with Renee Boisvert, Vice President of AirTransat Products; Dina Berdolo, from Air Canada vacations and Eric Rodríguez from Sonwing.

He stated that the main strategy of these alliances is to recover the Canadian market and that the signal that President Luis Abinader is giving, witnessing the signing of the agreements, with each reopening of a hotel, is the key to the success of the recovery of the tourism in the Dominican Republic.

Renee Boisvert said that the new promotional campaign will help tour operators to better promote the destination. Meanwhile, Eric Rodríguez pointed out that Sonwing has always been a company that bets on the Dominican Republic, not only with flights and tourists, but also with properties and receptives, “we want to continue growing not only in Punta Cana and Puerto Plata, but also, in other destinations in the country,” he specified.

Likewise, Expedia Group recognized the Dominican Republic as “Best Marketing Campaign in Latin America.”

Within the framework of the DATE celebration, the palace was also held with which the construction of Secret Tides Punta Cana will begin, which will have 700 rooms, generating 3,000 direct and indirect jobs.

“On behalf of the Tourism Cabinet, we congratulate, promote and support this project, which gives a clear signal that we continue to believe in the recovery of tourism, in foreign and local investment, thanks to the government of President Luis Abinader who has generated the confidence in the country”, expressed the Minister of Tourism at the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the new Codelpa Am Resorts hotel.

This N0.22 edition of the Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange (DATE) organized by the Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic (ASONAHORES) takes place from May 11 to 13, 2022, at the Barceló Bávaro Convention Center, Punta Cana.

The DATE fair is the main business meeting between international travel agents and tour operators and suppliers of the tourism industry in the Dominican Republic. This is the first version held after being suspended for two years due to Covid-19.