The Dominican Republic will participate one more year in the Fitur International Tourism Fair whose next edition will take place from January 22 to 26 in Madrid.
The destination will take advantage of the promotion platform offered by this contest to present its novelties and publicize the tourist attractions of its different regions with the aim of exceeding 6.5 million international tourists registered in 2018.
Tourism clusters of the different Dominican regions will have a notable role in this edition of the fair. Each of them will highlight the most outstanding of its tourist offer.
Thus, Puerto Plata will be promoted as the eco-destination that it is, with its wide range of leisure activities for lovers of nature and adventure sports; Samaná, a refuge of virgin nature, will show natural spaces that bring together beauty and biodiversity, such as Los Haitises or Salto del Limón; and Punta Cana will show off its excellent hotel infrastructure.
For its part, La Romana will show its beaches, its tourist centers with Bayahibe at the head and the sugar cane fields for ecotourism enthusiasts; Barahona will boast biodiversity, virgin beaches and ecological and adventure tourism; The Cibao, in the interior, will claim the legacy of cities such as Santiago de los Caballeros, cradle of rum, merengue and tobacco; and the capital, Santo Domingo, will show all the visitors of the fair its attractive colonial city and its rich gastronomic variety.
Together with the diversity provided by the Dominican regions, the stand in Fitur will also host the offer of numerous tourism companies that operate with leading brands in the destination. These co-exhibitors include the luxurious Casa de Campo Resort & Villas complex, the prestigious all inclusive of Viva Wyndham Resorts, Puntacana Resort & Club and the exclusive establishments of Amhsa Marina Hotels & Resorts.
The extra note of color in the stand will be the promotion of its new Guinness record, achieved by gathering the largest number of couples dancing meringue in a uniform and synchronized way.
Since 2013 this record was held by Russia with 330 pairs of dancers, but last November the Dominican Republic snatched it after bringing together 422 perfectly synchronized couples dancing meringue in the Plaza de España of the Colonial City, the historic area of Santo Sunday.