About Santo Domingo
The Dominican Republic’s capital city, Santo Domingo is also the most modern and dynamic metropolis in the Caribbean. La Capital—as it is affectionately called—epitomizes the pulse of Dominican culture, where the old and the new converge seamlessly from centuries old architecture and history to large shopping malls, art galleries, an electric nightlife, and a booming gastronomy scene.
Exploring the Colonial City
Discover the first European settlement of the Americas and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990—is a recommended experience for all travelers. This historic neighborhood consists of a pedestrian-friendly maze of narrow streets brimming with 16th to early 20th century architectural wonders. They lead toward colonial buildings turned museums, shops, hotels, restaurants, and sidewalk cafés. Hop on the Chu Chu Colonial train for a 45-minute tour of the area, hire a guide who will walk you down the first paved road of the Americas while sharing tales, or rent a bike and meander on your own.
Shop & Dine
Beyond the sights, a cultural experience is never far in Santo Domingo’s eclectic neighborhoods. Shop at one of the exclusive malls or at an artisan gallery in the Colonial City—get a linen chacabana shirt, a leather handbag, or a ceramic faceless doll. Dine in style at brand hotels citywide where renowned chefs create twists on Dominican and international cuisine. Relax with a Dominican puro at one of the open terrace-bistros overlooking Plaza de España, or mingle at rooftop lounges on Gustavo Mejía Ricart Avenue.
When you’re ready to unwind why not head for the beach, a forty-minute ride lands you onto Boca Chica’s soft, white sands facing a crystal-clear Caribbean Sea, where seafood restaurants and entertainment await.
Whichever your preferred beat, Santo Domingo has it.
“A very nice event in Tampere, extremely well-co-ordinated and very productive I have to say. Of course, we are planning to attend next event in Tangier.”
“Our onsite meetings were trebled with help from the CONNECT team, and we are more than satisfied with these discussions, that are the beginning of long conversations opened up for the future.”
“The skydive was an amazing experience. Beautiful to see the island from above! The conference was very professional but had a relaxed vibe, which I believe was due to the fact that it was held in Sardinia.”
“Thank you for the event organisation. As always excellent organisation, quality meetings, transfers worked well, and the food was great during the event (which makes a massive difference). Thank you, we look forward to next year’s event!”
“Congratulations to CONNECT for the wonderfully organised event! We appreciated the warm welcome during Finnish winter and look forward to joining CONNECT next year in Morocco!”
“The venue was great, the meetings were long enough, the location and events were superb, the general ambiance was really pleasurable.”
“Attending CONNECT is always a very good opportunity to meet wonderful people and work on great projects. Always pleased to be a very small piece of the big puzzle of aviation.”
“I had 2 contracts confirmed after the first day and am now in serious talks with potential customers regarding other contracts. A successful event for me!”
“First time in CONNECT for Madagascar’s team and thank you so much, everything was perfect!”
“CONNECT provides enough time for airlines and airports to meet and discuss, as well as build new and nurture existing relationships in the networking sessions.”
“What a great event and host city. The easyJet team and I really enjoyed our time and loved the Finnish hospitality. Thank you!”
“What an amazing event! We loved the venue, the city and all the opportunities that came with CONNECT! Thank you!”
“Perfect hospitality. The number of confirmed meetings exceeded our expectations.”
“The event exceeded our expectations. It was very well-organised and we had lots of opportunities to meet and discuss with airlines and airports.”
“CONNECT is a well organised event with a friendly yet professional atmosphere. It is an important part of Newcastle International Airport’s calendar of engagement with current and prospective airline partners.”
“The event was as always perfectly organized. CONNECT has managed to grow significantly over the last years without losing its friendliness and professionalism.”
“As always, it was a great pleasure seeing you in Tampere after very long time. We enjoyed both Tampere and Finland, so thanks for bringing us to places we probably would not visit by ourselves. Thanks for an amazing event (as usual) and hospitality, we look forward to seeing you next year in Morocco!”
“Great event in Cagliari – seriously impressed with event logistics – we will certainly return to Cagliari!”
“CONNECT offers the opportunity to network and catch-up with airports from Europe and beyond, in a very relaxed setting. In 2020, the event helped us launch 5 new routes to Italy and France. In 2022 we will be in Tampere to join new conversations and new projects for our network.”
“As always CONNECT was fantastic, congratulations to all the team and to Karin for the wonderful organisation, missing to be part of the organisation. Fantastic event, fantastic organisation & fantastic people!”
“There is great attention to detail and the CONNECT team are like an army of ants with their eyes on everything!”
“Second time at CONNECT and it just gets better, thank you for a great conference!”
“Once again there has been a great hospitality and cordial atmosphere, with a meticulous attention to detail in arranging every possible thing for the participants. Everyone who matters in the European market was here.”
“What a fantastic CONNECT conference in Cagliari, over 40 meetings in 3 days which is a new record for RDC. A great opportunity to catch up with clients and introduce other companies to our products.”
“Great organization, perfect conditions, delicious food, very friendly and cosy atmosphere and professional communication. Meetings at CONNECT are always very productive! We hope next year will be at least as excellent as it was in 2022!”
“CONNECT enabled us to meet with a good number of our airline partners. We were also able to take the temperature of the industry in terms of how other airports and industry leaders see things.”
“Perfect organization, both for meetings and for leisure time. CONNECT does compare better than other events in the aviation industry, with longer meeting slots, less stressed timing, which helps people talking and doing business.”
“One of the best airline industry events, combining efficiency and organization with French style and flair!”
“Perfect, relaxed, and still profitable, business wise…you have to come!!”
“Fantastic event, as ever! CONNECT helps our industry to build networks and air routes which are more important than ever to help our mixed-up world. Bravo to the whole team and see you next year!”