PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic – The 7th annual Dominican Republic Golf Travel Exchange, held at Secrets Cap Cana all-inclusive resort September 19 – 22, included over 70 representatives from 24 countries including the United States.
Target Marketing Consultants, https://www.targetconsultores.com/ an innovative enterprise specialized in public relations, communications, marketing and branding to Dominican-based and international companies, sponsored the annual event.
“The Dominican Republic has an excellent hotel infrastructure, perfect year-round weather, unparalleled hospitality and a commitment to sanitary and safety for all visitors,” said Teddy De Lara, president of Target Marketing Consultants. “Golf tourism is alive and well in the Dominican Republic. We want golfers to know that you are welcome here in the DR and that we provide nothing but the highest safety and sanitary standards in the industry.”
The 2021 DR Golf Travel Exchange agenda, included specialized seminars from 20 hotels, a golf tournament at scenic, oceanfront Punta Espada Golf Club https://www.puntaespadagolf.com/ and business meetings where Dominican hoteliers, golf course directors and local and international tour operators participated.
Delegates from 24 different countries such as the United States, Venezuela, Panama, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Poland, Germany, Canada, Mexico, Spain and the Czech Republic participated in the event, which seeks to consolidate the Dominican Republic as the ideal destination for the golf industry.
“The main objective of the conference and for our attendees is to market the Dominican Republic as a golf paradise for the travel industry,” said Luis Nunez, regional director of AMR Collection for the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. “Our goal is perfectly achievable if more attention is paid to the main source market of the United States.”
Travel tour operators, golf course directors, international media, national press, representatives of tourist associations and special guests also attended. The Dominican Republic strictly follows all CDC travel guidelines that require a negative Covid test 72 hours before traveling to the country and also requires a negative test reading 48 hours before departing.
Teddy De Lara noted that according to Golf Datatech https://www.golfdatatech.com/ , in a USA Today report, in 2020, the total number of rounds played by golfers increased by 13.9 percent, due to the search for recreational options during the time of the pandemic.
In addition, the National Golf Foundation https://www.ngf.org/ concluded the golf industry impacted 101 million Americans, whether on the field or off the golf course, watched the sport or read about it during 2020. This is 1 in 3 at the age of 6 and over.
Attention Golf Travelers: GOLF IS ALIVE & WELL IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC!