Sunday, 24 November 2013

Santo Domingo's Caribbean Flourish

The Dominican Republic port of Santo Domingo is looking to re-position itself as the Cruise Capital of the Caribbean following a travel initiative to showcase the destination’s facilities, hotels and attractions.

Bearing the slogan "Santo Domingo has it", the, showcase highlighted the history and culture of the oldest capital in the New World, which has long been considered an elite Caribbean destination for its potential and uniqueness.

Orfila Salazar, Director of Cruise Industry for the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism, explained: "Santo Domingo has the most active cultural agenda of the Caribbean, with rich and fascinating history and culture, and a world-class selection of entertainment, dining, shopping, sports and beaches."

Jaime Castillo, Executive Director of Santo Domingo's Sans SoucĂ­ Ports, highlighted the operational capacity of the two terminals, insisting: "Sans SoucĂ­ and Don Diego terminals offer all the comforts and meet the highest requirements for high volume cruise ships, either for transit or as a home port."

The presentation was made to the beat of Dominican jazz and a set depicting Santo Domingo’s charm and feel. The potential of the Dominican capital was showcased in detail, highlighting its allure: beaches, natural attractions, history, entertainment, music, golf, dining, shopping, hotel accommodations, events and conventions, and the two modern cruise terminals

There were also features on the exclusive excursions programme offered for cruise travellers, with views of the city and historical, cultural, ecological, adventure and sports tours.

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