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Expats volunteer to help improve the visitor experience

Members of the The Meeting Place, a cultural center run by Canadian residents in Puerto Plata, held a press conference to express their interest in participating actively and voluntarily in local projects that will help improve the tourist experience in this province.

Frances Boylston and Henry Milner, founders of the center, said they are preparing a series of activities to contribute to this end, starting with a forum to be held Saturday, February 2. that aims to raise issues of public interest such as the challenges accompanying the imminent opening of a cruise ship port in Puerto Plata.

“We represent a wealth of resources to be taken advantage of. Foreigners come to stay and spend long periods in this city, and not only invest their capital, but they buy local products, employ local people and maintain their properties. We represent this sector, we want to optimize our presence this community  that has welcomed us for decades by volunteering in areas that can benefit from our perspective as foreigners as well as our language skills” they said.

They added that they will be working voluntarily and tirelessly, providing ideas and skills and  events to promote the area and its resources so that all visitors have the opportunity to share and experience pleasant experiences in this destination.

For more information visit http://meetingplacepuertoplata.com/ 

  • Members of the The Meeting Place, a cultural center run by Canadian residents in Puerto Plata, held a press conference to express their interest in participating actively and voluntarily in local projects that will help improve the tourist experience in this province.
  • Frances Boylston, Flérida Otero, Rafael Herández, Henry Milner Frances Boylston, Flérida Otero, Rafael Herández, Henry Milner

Puerto Plata advances in brand development

23 JAN 2013– The Northern Hotel Association (Ashonorte) together with The Tourism Cluster of Puerto Plata and the Chamber of Commerce hosted a conference entitled “Development and Importance of branding Destination”, delivered by product branding expert Sergio Forcadell.
This event also served to highlight the progress made ​​so far developing the brand Destination Puerto Plata, presented by Gregory Dunn and Brian Klein of the Global MMGY marketing agency.
Over the coming months the agency will develop brand strategy and visual identity and then follow up with a marketing plan and promotional campaign development, which is expected to be ready for summer.