Site members in the Dominican Republic will host the 2014 Site Executive Summit, 31 January to 1 February 2014 at the Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort in Punta Cana.
The Summit, a two-day educational forum, focuses on the motivational events and incentive travel marketplace and stands as an excellent opportunity for professionals in the region to learn from and network with global industry leaders. The 2014 Summit will not only provide education for professionals in the region, but will also put a focus on one of the most visited destinations in the Caribbean with its amazing heritage, people, tourism products and diverse creative opportunities.
When Christopher Columbus arrived on the Dominican Republic’s shores in 1492, he proclaimed, “There is no island that is more beautiful in the world.” For visitors to the country today, the Dominican Republic represents just that. It is a paradise to discover – golden sandy beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters, mysterious lush valleys, majestic tall mountains and wonderfully friendly people. The Paradisus Palma Real is located on the idyllic Bavaro Beach, named by UNESCO as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
“As Site President for 2014, I am pleased that we are holding the Site Executive Summit in the Dominican Republic, a paradise for incentive travel,” said Paul Miller, Site President 2014 and Managing Director of Spectra DMC. “This event will bring a new focus to the region and will serve as a reminder to the industry that the Dominican Republic, and Punta Cana in particular, is determined to play a role. Hosting this event is an important contribution and commitment to the ongoing development of our industry. The Summit will feature great debate and education from industry leaders as well as showcase a fabulous incentive product.”
The Site International Board of Directors will anchor the Summit education sessions with industry leaders and Site members from the Dominican Republic speaking to the regional viewpoint. Attendee interaction is also critical to the conversations at the Summit. Optional post-tours will offer the opportunity to explore all that the Dominican Republic has to offer as an ideal incentive travel destination.
“The Site Executive Summit will go a long way toward ensuring that the Dominican Republic remains in high demand amongst incentive travel planners,” shared Kevin Hinton, Chief Staff Officer of Site. “For leaders within the motivational and incentive travel industry, it is critically important to gain greater insights into how the Dominican government and the local travel industry have cooperated to create this success story – and at the Site Executive Summit, those relationships will be at the forefront of the experience. The Summit will also serve to further support the effort and impact of the Site Florida & Caribbean Chapter, which is expanding in the region.”
Site would like to thank the hosts and sponsors of the 2014 Executive Summit: Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort, Barceló Palace Deluxe, Hard Rock Hotel, Casa de Campo, the Westin Punta Cana, and a special thanks to the Dominican Republic Tourism Office.