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Dominican Republic Selected As Caribbean Tourism Board Partner Of The Year

Dominican Republic declared a valued partner for luxury travel

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism is honored to announce its receipt of the "2013 Classic Caribbean Tourism Board Partner of the Year" Award. Presented at the Classic Vacations Award Ceremony in Montego Bay, Jamaica, during the Caribbean Hotel Association Marketplace, the award showcases the Ministry of Tourism's influence on the luxury travel market and its ability to foster and maintain valued partnerships.

"We are pleased to be recognized by the go-to source for luxury travel agents," said Magaly Toribio, Marketing Advisor for the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism. "We are committed to being a valuable and hands-on partner. Since we understand the luxury market and opportunities within reach, our U.S. representatives are instrumental in the development, configuration and continued success of Dominican Republic's Classic Caribbean portfolio."

The recognition was received as the Ministry of Tourism excelled to achieve the following:

  • Frequent and proactive communication
  • Quick and efficient responses to issues, regardless of delicacy and difficulty
  • Commitment to execute co-op marketing actions and creative marketing efforts
  • Quality of guest experience and superior physical plant
  • Proactive support from all departments
  • Removal of sales obstacles to further grow sales
  • Ongoing and engaged partnership

The Director of Development at Classic Vacations, Federico Moreno, added, "Dominican Republic is a rising star within Classic Caribbean. In recent years, we have expanded our portfolio and now feature the second largest number of hotels of any given destination in the region. By engaged collaboration, I specifically refer to the Ministry of Tourism's timely and strategic feedback to join marketing campaigns, ongoing coaching and educational training with respect to new and existing products."

In the last year, Dominican Republic has welcomed various luxury developments to cater to this exclusive niche. Among them, boutique Villa Celeste Estate in Jarabacoa, Breathless Punta Cana, Westin Puntacana and the announcement of the Hyatt-branded resort. Luxury additions are offered throughout the country, including more than 25 designer golf courses, world-class marinas, anticipatory service and unique cultural experiences.

To learn more about Dominican Republic and its luxury market, visit www.GoDominicanRepublic.com.

About Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic's first tourist was Christopher Columbus in 1492. Rich in history, Dominican Republic has developed into a diverse destination offering both Dominican and European flavors to approximately five million global visitors in 2012. Named #1 Golf Destination in Caribbean & Latin America by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators, Dominican Republic boasts 28 designer golf courses, upscale resorts, pristine nature and sophisticated cities and quaint villages filled with warm Dominican people.  Dominican Republic features the best beaches, fascinating history and culture, and is a chosen escape for celebrities, couples and families alike.  Visit Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism's official website at: www.GoDominicanRepublic.com.

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Annie Holschuh: (414) 247-2140 / [email protected]  

SOURCE Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism

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