Listín Diario. The Dominican Republic is the destination of choice for tourists, so tour operators have increased direct flights to the country. Puerto Plata, Samana and Punta Cana will be the main destinations receptors in the summer and in the winter of 2018 according to the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Fausto Fernandez, at the International Tourism Fair in Berlin (ITB Berlin 2017). 10 new flights welcome to the country to strengthen the crecim. of tourism. The new tour operator Anex Tour, the owner of the airline “AZUR AIR”, starting from April, with three weekly direct flights to RD, in fleet Boing 767-300, with a total capacity of 330 passengers.
The Deputy Minister of Tourism said that in the meeting held with Thomas Cook, the second most important German tour operator, a growth of 18 per cent of the arrival of tourists to the Dominican Republic in the summer season and a 3 percent in winter 2017-2018.
On the other hand, the tour operator FTI, which renders services in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, announced that a 15% increase in visitors to the country in the winter season 2017-2018.