On October 11, 2022, Dominicana will serve as host to the 28th Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) conference in Santo Domingo.
It will include, among others, 60 of the world's top cruise executives.
Luis Abinader (Dominicana's President) said the government would "give its full support to guarantee the success of the FCCA annual conference."
“This event is key in positioning cruise tourism in the participating markets. We have a history of shared success with FCCA, and I guarantee that together we will continue to progress and create more jobs.”
Tourism officials said the conference would "showcase the products and services the Dominican Republic offers to the cruise industry, which has grown significantly over the years.”
In all, ~83,000 cruise passengers visited the destination in May this current year on 10 lines, 13 ferries, and 19 cruise ships.
From July 2021 through to May 2022, ~755,000 cruise passengers visited the country on 50+ cruise lines.
David Collado (Dominicana's Minister of Tourism) said cruise tourism had a direct impact on the country’s economy, creating 4,000+ direct jobs and 10,000 indirect jobs.
“The FCCA conference is a great way to continue to promote the Dominican Republic as a destination for cruise tourism.”