Madrid, January 19, 2023. The second day of FITUR continued with great news for Soltour, as the leading independent tour operator in Spain and Portugal in the vacation segment and part of Soltour Travel Partners has signed a collaboration agreement with the Dominican Republic to promote tourism in this destination.
The event was attended by the Soltour and Grupo Piñero team, led by Tomeu Bennasar, CEO of Soltour Travel Partners, and Encarna Piñero, Vice President and CEO of Grupo Piñero, as well as prominent personalities from the destination, including Tammy Reynoso, Vice Minister of Development of the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic.
The collaboration has been sealed with a unique culinary experience with the ambassador and expert of the new Dominican cuisine, the renowned Chef Tita, one of the most important gastronomic figures in the country, and Head Chef of her own restaurant, Morirsoñando. Through a live showcooking exhibition, Chef Tita offered a gastronomic journey through the different regions of the Dominican Republic to the attendees of the Soltour Summit at stand C05 in pavilion 3 of the fair.
Agreement between Soltour and the Dominican Republic
In pursuit of its main objective to offer agencies innovative solutions by offering them the best and widest variety of products to enhance their competitiveness and leadership in the sector, Soltour has reached an innovative and exclusive agreement with the Dominican Republic through which the company pledges to continue working on the promotion of this destination.
This exclusive agreement lays the groundwork for a long-standing relationship between Soltour and this Caribbean destination. Samaná is an exclusive destination of Soltour, with a unique and differential operation from Spain and Portugal, offering travelers a quality product, with the assurance of having a deep knowledge of the destination and providing the best services available.
The alliance reaffirms the continuity of the close relationship between the company and the Dominican Republic. At the signing, Tomeu Benassar reaffirmed his willingness to continue cooperating with the country and his satisfaction with the agreement. Tomeu said, “It's a pleasure to work with the Dominican government because they always receive our value-added proposals in a constructive manner. This agreement, with which we expect 60,000 travelers from Spain and Portugal to visit the Dominican Republic, is one more example. The main novelty for this year will be direct flights from Lisbon and Madrid to Samaná, in addition to new products such as golf packages, with which to attract an increasingly high-end segment of travelers.”
A trip to the Dominican Republic's taste buds
The Dominican Republic is a country with multiple attractions for all types of audiences. Its unparalleled nature with sparkling beaches and lush forests, the diversity of the destination's flora and fauna and the friendly and hospitable character of its people, are the hallmarks of the country's identity.
But the cuisine is also one of the great attractions, as well as one of the great unknowns. For this reason, Soltour wanted to showcase the exquisite and extensive gastronomic offerings of this Caribbean destination at FITUR and, with the help of the renowned and famous Chef Tita, has organized a journey through the aromas, flavors and essences of the three regions of this unique and distinctive Caribbean land at its Summit. A show in which Chef Tita has shared the secrets of Dominican cuisine through the country's most traditional recipes.
Inés Paez, better known as Chef Tita, has a degree in Culinary Arts from PUCMM and is the Head Chef of her own restaurant: Morirsoñando. Inés advocates rescuing the Dominican gastronomic heritage and adding value to local products and producers in the Dominican Republic's rural areas with the aim of making Dominican cuisine known in every corner of the world. Her many successes include her achievement in taking her country's gastronomy to such diverse and competitive gastronomic scenarios as Germany, Colombia, Cuba, Spain, the United States, France and Honduras, among others.
“For me it's really exciting to be able to bring a tiny part of my country to the Soltour Summit... and what better way to do it than through the palate,” says Chef Tita. “Anyone who has the chance to travel to the Dominican Republic will be able to enjoy a unique gastronomy, with flavors and tastes unknown to many and that will undoubtedly leave an indelible memory in their minds,” she concludes.
But beyond gastronomy, there are many more reasons to visit the Dominican Republic in 2023. The warm climate that characterizes it; the incredible variety of landscapes, from beaches and modern cities to mountains and colonial towns; the rich cultural offer with history, music and handicrafts; the warmth, hospitality and vitality of the Dominican people... This 2023, come and discover the Dominican Republic with Soltour.