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Dominican Republic named "Top Caribbean Destination of the Year" by Expedia

The Dominican Republic has been named as the "Top Destination of the Year, Caribbean" by Expedia.com at the recent Caribbean Hotel Association Marketplace in Jamaica. The Caribbean nation was awarded the prestigious title for its overall performance after it received more than 4.6 million visitors last year and has recorded a 33 per cent increase in demand.

Dominican Republic named "Top Caribbean Destination of the Year" by Expedia

Travel group Expedia has named the Dominican Republic as the "Caribbean's Top Destination of the Year".

Last year, the Dominican Republic received a record 4.6 million visitors and a 33 per cent increase in demand, making it the leading Caribbean country in overall performance.

The award was present by Gay Miller, the Senior Business Development Director for Expedia's Business Solutions, and Demetrious Canton, Expedia's Market Director for the Caribbean, during the recent Caribbean Hotel Association Marketplace that took place in Jamaica.

The Caribbean nation has become a hotspot for holidaymakers and more than 1.5 million American tourists visited the country over the past 12 months, which makes up 34 per cent of the total number of visitors.

Magaly Toribio, the Marketing Advisor for the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism, stated:

"We are extremely delighted with the ever-increasing growth of visitors who seek our breathtaking scenery and captivating culture. The efforts of the Ministry of Tourism exemplify our commitment to a strategic marketing plan and execution to further boost tourism arrivals."

Over the past year, the Dominican Republic's tourism and government officials have worked together to provide more hotel rooms, additional direct flights and new attrractions to keep up with the demand.

The nation is located on the island of Hispaniola situated in the Caribbean Sea. The country occupies the eastern two thirds of the island and the remaining third belongs to the nation of Haiti.

With a plethora of stunning landscapes and natural scenery made up of white sand palm-fringed beaches, turquoise ocean waters, rolling green hills, winding valleys, cascading waterfalls, and majestic mountains, it's no wonder why the country is such as favourite for tourists from all over the globe.

The most popular destination in the country is Punta Cana on the east coast of the island due to its world-class golf resorts, designer championship golf courses and stunning beaches. The turquoise ocean provides plenty of opportunities for scuba diving, snorkelling swimming, windsurfing, sailing and deep-sea fishing adventures, while the Bavaro area is home to the famous Bavaro Beach and a collection of luxury hotels, casinos, boutique shops, gourmet restaurants and stylish bars.

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