DATE – (the Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange), was created to provide a professionally organized business exchange where International Wholesalers, Tour Operators, Incentive Groups, Airlines, and Charters Operators (Buyers) can meet and conduct business with the Dominican Republic’s leading tourism suppliers.
Beginning April 16th through the 18th, 2013, participants will meet at the Barceló Bavaro Convention Centre, Dominican Republic. Buyers will have the opportunity to meet, at their discretion, with more than 150 different suppliers of Dominican tourism products and services.
Buyers and Suppliers receive a DATE Delegate Directory, including marketing and product information on all participants. Upon receipt, Buyer delegates review the information on Suppliers and request appointments with those Suppliers they want to meet. While Suppliers can request meetings with Buyers, the Buyers are not required to meet with them unless they would like to. Meetings are arranged in advance through computer matching or at the event during scheduling sessions.
Meetings take place for 20 minutes each, and are held on a one-on-one basis. During this meeting or prior to DATE, Buyers may also request on-site visits.
DATE is an excellent opportunity for Buyers to conduct annual negotiations in an efficient manner as well as to have the opportunity to view first-hand the business environment for travel in the Dominican Republic and/or to view properties personally. Suppliers have the opportunity to meet with various Buyers and to demonstrate their travel advantages.
Whether you are a Buyer or Supplier, join us at DATE 2013 to do business in the Dominican Republic.
About Dominican Republic: Rich in history, the Dominican Republic’s first tourist was Christopher Columbus in 1492. Since then, it has developed into a diverse and luxurious destination offering both Dominican Republic and European flavours to more than 220,000 British visitors each year. A leader in eco-tourism, the Dominican Republic created the world’s first Whale Sanctuary and has established protection zones for more than 20 percent of its land and coastal areas. The country boasts some of the world’s best golf courses and beaches, the largest marinas in the Caribbean and is a chosen escape for celebrities, couples and families.
Visit the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism’s official Web site at: www.godominicanrepublic.com