About 20,000 People visited the 2oth edition of the Expo Tourism Fair which took place over the last weekend in the Hodelpa Grand Almirante Convention Center in the city of Santiago
The Minister of Tourism of the Dominican Republic Francisco Javier Garcia, considered the event as transcended the borders of a local event to turn into a national event.
The event was crowded by thousands of visitors since the very first moment that it opened its doors and it leads to hundreds of reservations for low-priced hotel rooms in the Cibao Region, as well as airline tickets and cruise ship bookings offered during the activity.
Expoturismo thanked the mayor Abel Martínez for contributing to develop and embellish the ‘Ciudad Corazón,’ while the Santiago City Council declared García “Distinguished Guest.”
ExpoTurismo director Yomaris Gómez and Santiago Tourism Clúster president Ramón Paulino said 20,000 new rooms have been added during Garcia’s tenure, “which has generated an extraordinary increase in hotel occupancy, with a growth of 78% in relation to those existing in the last 28 years before the Tourism Ministry’s arrival.”