Tourism November 11, 2021 | 4:38 pm

Powerful return of Germans and Swiss tourism to Dominican Republic

Petra Cruz, director for Europe and the Tourism Promotion Office (OPT) in Germany of the Ministry of Tourism ( Mitur ), reported that in the remainder of the year, 20 weekly flights would arrive from Germany, 13 from the Cóndor airline and seven from Eurowing Discover, constituting the best winter for tourism in the country over the same period of 2018.

She showed his satisfaction with the positive results of the actions implemented by the Responsible Tourism Recovery Plan executed by the Tourism Cabinet and therefore allowing the increase in flights from Europe to the DR, starting in winter 2021.

The director offered the details during a meeting with some 25 travel agents, between tour operators and Swiss media, who arrived in Puerto Plata, in the fam trip “Reactivation of Swiss Tourism,” as part of the plans to promote this European market in the tourist poles of the country.

The group arrived on the A340-300 aircraft on the direct route Zurich- Puerto Plata with 124 passengers on board, after a technical stopover at the Punta Cana International Airport. 

Petra Cruz highlighted that the new Zurich-Puerto Plata connection is part of the positive results of the marketing plan, in search of reactivating the Swiss market and in response to citizens preferring the Dominican Republic as their favorite place to vacation in the Caribbean.

She explained that during this visit to Puerto Plata, travel agents and journalists experienced activities and tours to tourist spots, beaches, and hotels on the North Coast, Samaná, Santo Domingo, Juan Dolio, and concluding in Punta Cana.

Cruz highlighted the fam trip of Swiss journalists and media, including the NZZ, one of the most important in the European country, accompanied by representatives of the tour operator Latin Travel.

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Onionfish
November 11, 2021 5:25 pm

Germany had 50,000 new Covid-19 cases yesterday, get ready for a new wave, just a question of time.

Norberto
November 13, 2021 6:46 am
Reply to  Onionfish

I was just thinking about that, the news looks good on the surface, but the Germans are not getting vaccinated … DR really needs the money but, at what expense? The ministry of tourism should tread carefully and ensure Covid guidelines are being followed and constantly update them as needed to protect the Dominicans from getting more and more infected. If DR’S infection rate keeps going up it might affect and dimish tourism from other more important markets that take Covid infectionctions seriously when giving travel advice to their citizens.

Anthony
November 14, 2021 7:48 am
Reply to  Norberto

I’m an active investor in DR and I agree

Geury Diaz
November 20, 2021 6:46 pm
Reply to  Norberto

theres an mandate for any person to travel to dr, dr officials said it.

bernie sierra
November 12, 2021 10:43 am

Excellent news. You are all welcome.

Susy
November 13, 2021 9:34 am

I’m happy to know that. I hope our people treat tourists with good education level and they could enjoy in a safe manner! That’s generating more jobs, too.

Felix pierre Louis
November 14, 2021 12:59 am
Reply to  Susy

The dominicans have no choice , they need the mighty dollar and Euro. So they have to chek. their Foreign guests.