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Interactive website for Dominican Republic holidays receives praise

Boosting the popularity of Dominican Republic holidays, the recently launched website has received rave reviews from industry experts and travellers alike as it has proved a valuable tool for those planning a visit to the Caribbean island.

Interactive website for Dominican Republic holidays receives praise

The newly launched “Build your dream paradise vacation on Dominican Republic” website by the Ministry of Tourism is already an award-winning success. Since its opening in January this year, the interactive and social media-friendly site has been attracting a large number of visitors who log into the site to better plan their Dominican Republic holidays. Since its launch the site has wowed travellers and tourism marketers alike and has even earned prestigious ADDY® and Summit awards for its clever design and function.

Showcasing key selling points of what makes a Dominican Republic holiday great, the global site gives visitor a more up-close view and in-depth information about the country, its many alluring sites of interest and destinations, the range of luxury Dominican Republic hotels and resorts to be found in some of the most chic resorts, the variety of activities to take part in and up-to-date travel information. The site even includes a dynamic event calendar to help travellers plan their Dominican Republic holidays.

"Dominican Republic is a charismatic and unforgettable island nation boasting intricate architecture, rich culture, amazing accommodations, world-class golf courses, pristine beauty and unlimited eco adventures. Dominican Republic's official and innovative new website has become the primary source for Dominican Republic travel information, consumer engagement and booking for travelers from around the world," said DR Ministry of Tourism's vice minister of international promotion, Magaly Toribio.

One of the most popular and prominent features of, is the interactive site’s “My Paradise” section, which enables users to create their own personal itinerary by adding elements to their paradise section, including cities or towns of interest, activities, events, images they discover in the country while they browse the site. They can write their own notes and even share their paradise on 200+ social media platforms. also features a sophisticated "Interactive Map" that adds geo-location and mapping capabilities throughout the website, making it a true, state-of-the-art trip planning tool.

The website was designed and developed by BVKmeka with special emphasis on cross-platform interoperability and open standards; the vibrant, multi-lingual site was built using the latest Web technologies such as dynamic HTML, CSS3, jQuery and Ajax, along with Joomla, one of the world's leading content management systems (CMS), in order to make it work seamlessly across computers, iPhones, iPads and other mobile devices.

As express by Dom Rep Ministry of Tourism's - Marketing Director, Evelyn Paiewonsky, " satisfies the need in the online market for visitor interaction and appeal. The dynamic website achieves our objectives connected to promoting the country's tantalizing regions, which have a lot to offer both residents and visitors alike. continues to be the number one source of comprehensive tourism information about Dominican Republic, and therefore we ensure that the site is fresh, dynamic and innovative for our global audience."

Christopher Columbus was the first ever tourist in the Dominican Republic back in 1492. Rich with a colonial past history, the Dominican Republic of today has adapted to the tastes of many international travellers to appeal to a wide range of visitors. Offering Dominican flavour with European touches, the popular Caribbean holiday destination receives more than 1 million U.S. visitors each year. Holidays in the Dominican Republic are ever popular with sun-seekers looking for the best Caribbean beaches, fascinating history and culture and tropical allure. It’s also the famous second home to many celebrities including Oscar de la Renta and Julio Iglesias.

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