It was formally inaugurated today with the traditional ribbon-cutting of the Dominican Republic stand by the Minister of Tourism, David Collado, businessmen, representatives of the main Dominican banks and hoteliers, and the gaze of visitors to this edition of the ITB Berlin 2023 international fair.
The Minister of Tourism asked to applaud and make a noise so that the Dominican people feel. He said that work was done here and that it is time to move forward and be innovative so that the Caribbean continues to talk about the Dominican Republic
The showy and colorful Dominican stand showed the Germans and Europeans the joy of the Dominicans with the song Dominicano Soy in the voice of Carmen Elena, who danced and sang in tune with the merengue, added to the immersive screens with beaches, coconut trees, whales in the high seas, fish and other attractions.
The president of Asonahores, David Llibre, highlighted the interest of the visit to continue growing in the German destination.
Frank Rainieri valued the minister’s visit to Germany and highlighted his leadership in reaching this fair in a fundamental market for the development of the sector, which allowed the country to grow as a tourist country.
Rainieri pointed out the importance of rescuing this market together with the Swiss, Italian and commented on the assessment of the “Roadshow” of the minister the night before. He asked to repeat that presentation in five European markets such as Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna, Zurich and Hamburg.
The executive vice president of Asonahores, Andrés Marranzini, also appreciated the importance of the ITB Berlin and congratulated Collado on the “Roadshow”.
Present at the inauguration of the stand were the ambassador of the Dominican Republic in Berlin, Germany, Francisco Caraballo; the president of Asonahores, David Llibre; the vice president of the entity, Andrés Marranzini; the administrator of the Reserve Bank, Samuel Pereyra; the vice president of international business of Banco Popular Dominicano (BPD), Juan Manuel Martín de Oliva; José Marte Piantini, director of the Civil Aviation Board (IDAC), and Frank Rainieri, president of the Board of Grupo Puntacana.
Subsequently, the minister signed an agreement in which he announced that for the first time the Republic will have a chair in the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), since the 118th meeting of the UNWTO Council will be held in Punta Cana.
UNWTO: Dominican Republic is the brightest country in the world
The Executive Council of the UNWTO, an organization chaired by Zurab Pololikasvili, will meet in the Dominican Republic next May, in Punta Cana.
The UNWTO president highlighted the leadership of Minister Collado, who he said has put the DR at the “top” in the world.
He said that he feels like a Dominican and that he has visited the country a dozen times. The UNWTO has 35 members from different countries, so holding the 118th meeting of its Executive Council will give it greater visibility, attract more investment and more projects, assured the UNWTO president on the first day of the ITB Berlin 2023.