The prominence of the Dominican Republic
as a destination for world tourism on a year-round basis is borne
out by its signing on as the official partner country of the annual
ITB Berlin trade show event, taking place from March 5 to 9,
according to minister of tourism Felix Jimenez.
As the partner
country of ITB Berlin 2008, the Dominican Republic will organize
the opening ceremonies on March 4 and stage several events during
the show in the Caribbean Hall area of the exhibition.
Republic is now firmly established in world tourism as a year-round
destination for leisure travels and incentive tour operators," said
Raimund Hosch, CEO of ITB.
"This has been
borne out not only by the increasing number of visitors from
Germany but also by the arrivals from the rest of the world, which
are expected to exceed 4 million in 2007," Hosch
He said that
growth prospects for the country "are very promising due to the
Dominican Republic's stable political situation and its improving
business and investment climate."
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