This April, international wholesalers, tour operators, incentive group planners, airlines and charter operators will meet with the Dominican Republic’s leading tourism suppliers at the Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange (DATE).Starting on April 5th and extending through the 7th, the cream of the travel industry crop will be able to set up one-on-one meetings with suppliers of Dominican tourism products and services for the seventh year in a row. Last year, over 79 buys representing 50 countries met with over 70 suppliers representing nearly 100 properties—this year’s event promises to surpass those numbers.
By early March, both buyers and suppliers will receive a DATE Delegate Directory with marketing and product information on all participants. With this in hand, the buyer delegates can decide which suppliers best meet their needs and request appointments.
All meetings are arranged in advanced through computer matching or at the event during scheduling sessions—the 20-minute meetings are designed to be efficient and beneficial for both parties. During the meeting or prior to the event, buyers may also request on-site visits.
DATE is an excellent opportunity for Buyers to conduct annual negotiations in an efficient manner as well as to have the opportunity to view first-hand the business environment for travel in the Dominican Republic and/or to view properties personally.
Suppliers have the opportunity to meet with various Buyers and to demonstrate their travel advantages. Visit www.drdate.net for a preliminary schedule of events, as well as deadline information and registration, sponsorship opportunities and more details on travel and accommodation.