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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

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  1. I will be moving to the D. R. on or about Christmas day, 2014. I spent 25 years in the Hospitality industry working for Marriott, Hilton, etc., and the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau. I bring a tremendous amount of experience working in the Tourism sector. I am semi-retired, single and want to meet some ex-pats and locals. I learned Spanish years ago, but need to brush up on it. Of course I speak fluent English.

    I would like to discuss joining your organization.

    p.s. I also am looking for things to do socially, from Christmas day through New Years and would appreciate knowing what activities are available.

    Regards,

    Bob

  2. They says:

    Why not come and visit sometime! Let us know when you’re coming

  3. william macenauer says:

    I am retired and pensioned and have made seven trips to the DR in the past 3 years.
    I am in my 70’s and haven’t lost my ambitions. I do love the area and I would be delighted to join your group and possibly add to your ideas as well as my own.
    Hope to hear from you soon,
    William

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