Sunday, February 08, 2009

Tourism Award

The DR was named the best Caribbean destination by Travel Weekly's sixth annual Readers Choice Awards 2008. The award was presented to Deputy Tourism Minister Fausto Fernandez at a formal ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. Fernandez was accompanied by Deputy Minister Magaly Toribio and the director of the DR's Tourism Promotion Office in NY, Lucien Echavarria. Listin Diario reports that Fernandez expressed the country's gratitude for the award and mentioned that more than one million Americans had visited the DR in 2008. According to Travel Weekly, the award winners (one for each of the 56 categories) represented the "best of the best of the travel industry."


Anonymous said...

Congrats to the DR! That's why I plan to return there for Carnival this year.

T-D Moderator said...

I will be there for Carnaval as well. I arrive on the 26th!!