Tourism May 23, 2024 | 6:15 pm

Expoturismo 2024 gears up for 27th edition celebrating tourism excellence

Santiago, DR.- The Dominican Republic’s leading tourism exposition, Expoturismo, is set to return for its 27th edition from June 7th to 9th, 2024. Held at the Hodelpa Gran Almirante Convention Center in Santiago, the event boasts the official sponsorship of the Ministry of Tourism and enjoys the support of key institutions like the Santiago City Council and the Dominican Institute of Civil Aviation.

Expoturismo 2024 promises a comprehensive program with training activities, presentations of the latest tourism products, and a particular focus on Santiago’s flourishing health tourism sector. Opening day recognitions will be presented to President Luis Abinader for his contributions to Santiago’s development, the Santiago Chamber of Commerce and Production on its 110th anniversary, and the historic La Aurora company, a renowned tourist attraction for over 120 years.

ProColombia, the organization responsible for promoting tourism, foreign investment, and exports in Colombia, will deliver a public presentation on Saturday, June 8th. The event will also feature dedicated sessions for travel agents, with presentations from tour operators Grupo VDT and AGT, alongside updates and offerings from Copa Airlines. A special meeting hosted by Expert Traveller and Air Europa will provide insights into their destinations for travel agents and invited guests.

A significant development will be the signing of an agreement “For the Strengthening of Santiago’s Gastronomy” by four key institutions: the Santiago Gastronomic Union (UGASA), the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), the Santiago Destino Turístico Cluster, and the Mayor’s Office of Santiago.

Furthermore, a panel discussion titled “Discovering the Potential: Health Tourism in Santiago and its Global Impact” is scheduled. Representatives from ADOMPRETUR and the Dominican College of Journalists will participate, gaining insights from leading professionals in the Dominican Association of Health Tourism and the Northern Medical Union.

The Santiago City Hall, led by Mayor Ulises Rodríguez, will extend warm hospitality by hosting a welcome dinner for exhibitors. The closing day features a workshop-conference on Santiago’s Gastronomy by UGASA, followed by presentations by Gómez Tours on their excursions to various destinations. The event culminates with a vibrant performance by the cultural group El Son de Antonio Keka.

Expoturismo 2024 promises to be a major gathering for the tourism industry. Leading hotel chains, airlines, travel insurance companies, artisans, and the country’s top tour operators and travel agencies will all be participating. This prestigious event offers a valuable opportunity for networking and exploring the dynamic tourism landscape of the Dominican Republic.

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