Congress, Conventions Conferences in Dominican Republic



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Meeting, Congress and Conventions

Colonial Tour and Travel is an Incoming Tour Operator in Dominican Republic with several years of experience in Meetings, Incentives and Conventions. We will offer you a rich selection of hotels and resorts which counts with convention halls in the main zones in Dominican Republic; Santo Domingo, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata, Boca Chica, Juan Dolio and La Romana with capacities till 3,500 persons. Colonial Tour and Travel counts with branch offices in everyone of these zones.

With meeting facilities on every coast, a modern telecommunications system, frequent and uncomplicated travel connections and enough attractions to keep even the most discerning traveler busy, the Dominican Republic is a top destination for conferences and conventions

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In Dominican Republic, doing business is a pleasure too.

Major regional medical conventions, hemispheric financial conferences, and international professional gatherings have been held in the Dominican Republic for years. But increasingly -thanks to the availability of meeting rooms on all of its coasts, together with the country's modern telecommunications network, frequent airline connections, and unmatched tourist attractions- the Dominican Republic is being recognized as the location of choice for businesses, organizations and professional groups that want to complement the usefulness of their meetings and conferences with pleasure

Santo Domingo

Hotels in Santo Domingo - Hotel rates of Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo is considered a prime city for meetings. The beat of the city's night life, or the pulsing tempo of its day-time shopping, or its gastronomic diversity, or the access to incomparable land and water-sports, or the gaming attractions and entertainment, or the never-ending tropical sunshine.

There's no question that Santo Domingo is well worth visiting. The extraordinary combination of a sophisticated, modern metropolis with a historically significant city-scape, fine dining and busy night life, as well as a beautiful tropical seaside location, with proximity to world-class beaches, make it the region's first choice for meetings. 

The Dominican capital can accommodate large groups of up to 1,500 persons in its deluxe hotel ballrooms - such as those at the Barceló Gran Hotel Lina, Hotel Santo Domingo, Hotel Hispaniola, Hotel Plaza and the remodeled Occidental El Embajador. The Renaissance Jaragua, Meliá Santo Domingo, and V Centenario InterContinental hotels are three that are conveniently grouped on the seaside boulevard known as the Malecón. 

The city of Santo Domingo boasts, in addition to smaller meeting rooms in city hotels, several large air-conditioned auditoriums that can be booked for special events planned as part of a major meeting. Among these auditoriums are those of the National Theater (1,500 persons), the Casa San Pablo (1,207 persons), the Centro de Convenciones y Exposiciones (875 persons), the Central Bank (723 persons), or the smaller Museum of History & Geography (500 persons) and Ministry of Foreign Relations School of Diplomacy (250 persons). For those seeking large open air areas, there's the seaside water and lights showplace, the Agua y Luz Theater (3,000 persons), or the Plaza de Espańa in the Colonial City, facing the Columbus Alcazar, from where the conquest of the New World was planned. . 

Punta Cana and Bávaro

Hotels in Punta Cana and Bavaro - Hotel rates Punta Cana

Along the eastern coastline, most hotels can accommodate small and mid-sized meetings for those seeking postcard perfect beach scenery. Hotels that can host meetings of over 300 persons theater-style are the Allegro Resort Bávaro, Barceló Bávaro Beach and its incredible Convention Center, Catalonia, Iberostar Bávaro, Iberostar Punta Cana, Iberostar Dominicana, Meliá Bávaro, Meliá Caribe, Paradisus Punta Cana, Punta Cana Beach Resort, and the LTI Sol de Plata Bávaro (opening November 99). For smaller meetings, note that other halls with capacity for up to 200 persons are available in the many Punta Cana-Bávaro area hotels.

Whatever Dominican destination your group chooses for its get-together, getting there is easy thanks to convenient international air transportation, complemented by a superb network of first class highways, unmatched by any Caribbean nation. Holding meetings in the Dominican Republic can honestly be described - as Dominicans love to describe things - as yet another case of "no problema." 

Best of all, if you're an American, Uncle Sam will help to pay for your unforgettable visit to the Dominican Republic. Under the terms of the Tax Information Exchange Agreement under the Caribbean Business Initiative, business meetings in the Dominican Republic are tax deductible for U.S. citizens

Boca Chica, Juan Dolio and La Romana

Hotels Boca Chica, Juan Dolio and La Romana
Hotel rates of Boca Chica, Juan Dolio
Hotel rates of La Romana, Bayahibe

Near Santo Domingo, along the southeastern coastline, from Boca Chica, through Juan Dolio on to La Romana, a wide range of assembly rooms are available capable of hosting most meetings. The larger facilities in the region are at the Coral Hamaca Beach Resort, which is rapidly becoming a prime meeting center. Located about 15 minutes from the Las Americas International Airport, the nation's principal port of entry, the Hamaca has capacity to host meetings for up to 1,200 persons theater-style. Half an hour to the East, meetings facilities for upwards of 300 persons are also available in Juan Dolio at the Occidental Playa Real, Caribbean Village Decameron Club & Casino and the Meliá Juan Dolio. A major convention center (with facilities for meetings of up to 1,000 persons theater-style) with adjacent shopping mall is contemplated to be ready by winter 2000 near the Metro Country Club and Los Marlins golf course. 

Further East, shortly after the city of La Romana, the world-renown five star Casa de Campo Resort offers its modern Convention Center, a technologically well-equipped facility with several break-up rooms and a hall able to seat 530 persons theater-style, as well as the use of its 5,000-person Altos de Chavón amphitheater, all in a picturesque holiday setting combining recreation, entertainment, sports, fine dining and leisure. In the Bayahibe area, the new Coral Canoa has capacity for 382 persons theater-style

Puerto Plata and Sosua

Hotels in Puerto Plata - Hotel rates of Puerto Plata

Beside the blue Atlantic in beautiful Puerto Plata, popular Playa Dorada offers superb accommodations at numerous adjacent resorts. An abundance of restaurants, clubs, and night spots, great golfing and water-sports, superb beaches and experienced support staff make this area a desirable choice for mid-size groups whose members like to unite professional activism with a family vacation. In the complex, Caribbean Village Club on the Green, Puerto Plata Village and Playa Naco resorts offer the largest facilities for meetings, ranging from 350 to 800 persons. Nearby, the new Iberostar Costa Dorada can accommodate 400 persons. Further East, along the North Coast, Sosúa's Casa Marina Reef has facilities for 378 persons and the Bahía Príncipe San Juan resort has a convention center that can host up to 400 persons theater-style