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Dominican Republic: a tourist paradise

Dominican Republic

In 2014 5,141,377 tourists visited the Dominican Republic, among them 230,318 Germans. With gorgeous beaches stretching for 600 kilometres, sunshine on 255 days of the year and temperatures averaging 27 degrees centigrade, the country is a unique tourist paradise. However, this island in the Caribbean has much more to offer than sunshine and beaches. More and more travellers are exploring the country’s history and finding out about the many sporting activities and natural attractions. It is no coincidence that a 2014 survey by Travelzoo chose the Dominican Republic as the Caribbean’s most popular tourism destination.
The Dominican Republic is the ideal place for golfers. Last year the World Golf Awards voted it the best golfing destination in the Caribbean. The International Association of Golf Tour Operators picked Casa de Campo, a luxury resort, as the Golf Resort of the Year 2015 in the ‘Rest of the World category’.
The Whale Whisperer project is currently in its fifth year. Organised by the tourist board, this online project gives bloggers a platform for sharing ‘whale’ experiences with other followers by posting texts and videos for four weeks. In 2014 the Best of Corporate Publishing Awards gave Whale Whisperer gold in the Social Media category and FOX Awards honoured it with silver in the Tourism category.
There is now a new motorway joining Miches and Punta Cana, the popular tourist region. 72 kilometres of this 111-kilometre stretch on the northeast cost have already been put into service. By the end of 2015 a further 39 kilometres joining Sabana de la Mar are due to be completed.
At ITB Berlin 2015, together with 25 co-exhibitors, the Dominican Republic will be represented on a stand covering 396 square metres. Besides talks, information about the country and meetings with old and new customers the focus will be on dancing by a Dominican folk group as well as on the many other performers from this island in the Caribbean.

Photo: Punta Cana © Tourist Board Dominikanische Republik

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