The President of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina, met with executives from Royal Caribbean as part of his government plan to make the Dominican economy more based around tourism.
Medina was received by Captain Henrik Loy, captain of the cruise Explorer of the Seas while she was anchored in the Bay of Samana.
One of the objectives stated by the president is boost cruise tourism and work on a cruise ship terminal in the Dominican Republic.
Michael Ronan, Royal Caribbean Regional Vice President made a presentation to foreign and domestic entrepreneurs, including Federico Schad , Director of Services and Bay Cruise Tejera Rafael Blanco, president of Dominican Tourism Competitiveness Consortium.
It is the first time a Dominican president addressed a cruise ship operator in an effort promote this important form of tourism.