Dominican Republic Outshines French Tourists with Vibrant Stand at the Top Resa 2023 Tourism Fair

Paris France. – This Tuesday, the international tourism fair in France, the IFTM Top Resa 2023, formally opened, in which the Dominican Republic stands out with an attractive stand and an active program of activities to promote tourism in the leading Caribbean destination. The Minister of Tourism, David Collado, inaugurated the stand at the beginning of the exhibition commercial highlighting that France is one of the main countries that send tourists to the Dominican Republic. Throughout the year 2022, the Dominican Republic received 7,163,415 non-resident visitors by air, according to the Central Bank statistical report. Of these, 217,508 arrived from France, recovering from the pandemic given that the previous year, in 2021, only 22,300 French arrived. During the first eight months of 2023, the Tourism Intelligence System of the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic (Situr) reveals that the French accounted for 1.95% of the total non-resident visitors. The Ministry of Tourism reported that in the period January-September of this year, 5,334,291 non-resident visitors arrived in the country, which allows it to be estimated that around 104 thousand tourists arrived from France in these nine months. Collado, accompanied by important authorities and personalities from the Dominican and French tourism industry, led this Tuesday morning the cutting of the ribbon that officially opened the Dominican stand at Top Resa, a space that houses about 20 companies from different branches of the travel and tourism industry of the Dominican Republic. According to the record on the official portal of the IFTM Top Resa 2023, the Grand Palladium Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana, Hoteles En Hodelpa, Hotel Casa De Campo, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt Inclusive Collection, and Princess Hotels And Resorts, Hotels and Resorts Of Bahía Principe, Lopesan Costa Bávaro Resort, Spa & Casino, Melia Hoteles Internacional, Beach Hotels And Resorts, Sky High Dominicana, and Viva Wyndham Resorts are participating in the country. Likewise, Banco Popular Dominicana and Banco Múltiple Banreservas, Air Europa, the tour operators Punto De Encuentro Dominicana / Punto De Encuentro Caribe – France, Tours de Bahía Dmc, Tours Coloniales DMC, Coral Hospitalidad Corp, and Domex Dmc.

The opening of Top Resa 2023 calls for responsible tourism
The IFTM Top Resa 2023 opened this Tuesday morning with the conference titled “Challenges and Resilience,” headed by Olivia Grégoire, French minister delegate responsible for Tourism. The fair opened with the repeated call from the global industry to assume responsible tourism and actions to consolidate a sector hit in recent years by the global health and economic crises stand out in the forum scheduled until Thursday. The 44th version of the traditional exhibition for professionals, destinations, hotels, and other service companies in the travel and tourism industry opened at the Porte de Versailles fairgrounds in the French capital with the participation of some 170 destinations from around the world, within which dozens from Latin America and the Caribbean stand out, the exhibition of some 1,400 industry brands, around 80 conferences, more than 6,500 business meetings already scheduled with the participation of more than 29 thousand professional delegates.

What Top Resa brought this 2023
Among the novelties announced by the organizers, Top Resa 2023 offers a reinvention mode approach to the local market and activates the meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE) tourism space with the prominence of technology. Several destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean have promotions at the show for tourism professionals in Paris, such as Argentina, Bolivia, Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, and Nicaragua. Laurence Gaboriau, director of the show, said at the opening of the day that major issues of tourism and travel will be discussed, such as: Will Artificial Intelligence boost business travel? How does your customer evolve in 2023? the main tourism trends of today and tomorrow, and Sustainable tourism labeling approaches: how to navigate? “Every year, the show continues to expand its offer to offer more and more transversality and respond to all the expectations of professionals in the sector,” explains Laurence Gaboriau, who specifies that the configuration of the show’s spaces has been redesigned “to respond to cultural needs. transformations and the evolution of visitors whose expectations are turning towards more personalized treatment.

Jordan is the special guest of Top Resa 2023
This year, the Paris international tourism fair IFTM Top Resa 2023 carries the colors of Jordan, one of the main sponsors, by MNO (Organization Murielle Nouchy), strategy and business development consultant, specialized in marketing, communication, and media relations, entirely dedicated to the Tourism and Leisure sector that represents different destinations around the world. For tomorrow, Jordan calls for several events with the presence of Makram Mustafa A. Queisi, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, and Abed Al-Razzaq Arabiyat, managing director of the Jordan Tourism Board. More from tomorrow’s IFTNM Top Resa show 10:00 am – Business Travel Barometer by EPSA – ARENA Room By the Jordan Tourism Board 11:30 am – Press conference Visit Costa Rica – Press area 12:00 pm – Presentation of the AFTM white paper – Business Club 2:00 pm – Leisure Barometer – The best and failing destinations 2023 – ARENA Room By the Jordan Tourist Board 16:00 – Destination France Conference – ARENA Room By the Jordan Tourist Board 17:30 – Wonder France Festival Awards Ceremony – ARENA Room By the Jordan Tourist Board.

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