Traveling to the Dominican Republic in 2020
Written by: Michelle on January 24, 2020
After having a bad press year in 2019, the Dominican Republic is back and ready to make its mark on the travel world in the best way possible. A large part of the country’s success and resurgence will rely on the travel agent community. For travelers that haven’t visited yet or for those that need a reminder, these are the reasons why the Dominican Republic is set to rock in 2020.
When your clients imagine their picture-perfect vacation, are they picturing:
- breathtaking white sand beaches?
- swimmable, clear blue waters?
- year-round warm weather?
- culturally rich dining, music, and dancing experiences?
- convenient flights from many U.S. locations?
If these things are on your clients’ wish list, consider recommending Dominican Republic this year. While your clients’ vacation wish list is sure to be more specific than this list, this can provide you with a starting point for your research. Consider this list a basic measure of how this destination may or not fit with their ideas.
A Resort to Fit Your Clients’ Trip
The Dominican Republic is home to many of the travel industries most popular resort brands, making it possible for travel agents to find the right fit for almost any trip, whether it’s a romantic honeymoon, a girls’ trip, or a family reunion.
For example, a group of friends planning a bachelorette party may be looking for an adults-only resort with a great beach and plenty of nightlife. On the other hand, a family planning their summer vacation with their young children may be looking for a resort with a well-rounded kids’ program and a large pool.
Knowing which resort to recommend for different types of vacations may take some time and research, but you are sure to find many great options for your clients. Don’t forget to pay attention to which resorts have the best beaches, swim-out suites, and the most dining options. These details can help you ensure your clients have the best possible experience on their trip to the Dominican Republic.
Activities to Enjoy
Lounging on the beach or by the pool is only one part of an all-inclusive resort vacation. The Dominican Republic is well known for its nature and wildlife, and resorts make it possible for guests to take full advantage of the gorgeous landscape, blue waters, and nature encounters.
Kitesurfing, boat tours, fishing experiences, snorkeling, and dolphin interactions are just a few of the ways that guests can take to the water and explore under the waves. Back on land, vacationers can play a round of golf, visit nature sanctuaries, take an architecture tour, go horseback riding, or find true relaxation in the resort’s spa.
The Value of the Dominican Republic
An important part of qualifying a client is discussing their budget. While some clients are more comfortable talking about their vacation funds than others, it’s always important for a travel agent to know so that they can plan a trip that has both the experiences and the price tag that a client is searching for.
The Dominican Republic is one destination where travel agents can help their clients get the most value out of their budget. As a popular Caribbean destination, many travel suppliers will feature charter air rates or exclusive resort credits that mean your clients have enough left in their budget to upgrade their room category or add additional activities.
Experiencing an elevated Dominican Republic will not only help them to enjoy their time on vacation but will also show clients how you add value to their trip.
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