In pictures: Fam trip to Dominican Republic - part two

See pictures from a fam trip to the Dominican Republic, hosted by Melia Hotels International, Air Europa and Connect DMC, which took place from 22-26 October.

of

Event professionals from nine agencies, including BI Worldwide, Reed & Mackay, Zibrant, Principal Global Events, American Express, CMM Events, Penguins, Egencia and Glow visited the Punta Cana area of the island, spending two nights at the Melia Caribe Tropical and a further two at the Paradisus Palma Real resorts.

They also visited the Paradisus Punta Cana hotel, enjoying an alfresco lunch on the property’s extensive lawns and visiting the resort’s Mangrove, a natural reserve of Dominican flora and fauna.   

The group also spent an afternoon sailing on a pirate ship, a tour organised by Ocean Adventures, viewing sting rays and sharks in an enclosure in the middle of the sea. On the last full day of the fam (Sunday), the group enjoyed an excursion to Sanoa Island, departing by speedboat with a stop at a large sand bank for drinks and views of indigenous starfish.  

The rest of the day was spent on Sanoa Island, where groups spent time on a beach lined with palm trees, enjoying a traditional Dominican barbecue lunch and massages, before travelling back towards Punta Cana on a catamaran with live entertainment.

In the evening, the group visited the downtown area of Punta Cana, with a live show of Latin and international music at Coco Bongo. On Monday evening (26 October), the group departed to London with an Air Europa flight via Madrid. 

More:

In pictures: Fam trip to the Dominican Republic - part one

Caribbean makes C&I comeback

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in
Who should pick up the bill for the work Christmas party?

Who should pick up the bill for the work Christmas party?

Research from Best Parties Ever has revealed that a third of employees expect a spend of over £50 per head.

What's coming and going in the world of event tech

What's coming and going in the world of event tech

We asked corporate event planners how they are getting on with tech and what's going to be the next big development.

New venue at Royal Institute of British Architects

New venue at Royal Institute of British Architects

The member's bar at 66 Portland Place can hold up to 70 guests for private events.

Brisbane to host Society for Freshwater Science Annual Meeting

Brisbane to host Society for Freshwater Science Annual Meeting

In 2021 the world-leading environmental science conference will be held outside North America for the first time.

Case study: IBA Annual Conference

Case study: IBA Annual Conference

The world's largest law conference for the International Bar Association took place at the ICC Sydney.

Wellington set to build new Conference and Exhibition Centre

Wellington set to build new Conference and Exhibition Centre

New Zealand's capital city has been given the green light for a new Conference and Exhibition Centre (CEC).

Why sustainable food is so important

Why sustainable food is so important

Kevin Teng, executive director of sustainability at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, explains why we should eat responsibly.

Worldspan records nearly 18% increase in operating profit for 2018

Worldspan records nearly 18% increase in operating profit for 2018

Agency based in North Wales reports strong year including opening its third office in Manchester.

Vintry & Mercer hotel to open in London

Vintry & Mercer hotel to open in London

The new 92-room property has a roof terrace, all-day restaurant, underground speakeasy and will open in February 2019.

Space: The incentive destination of the future

Space: The incentive destination of the future

Suzie Imber, former astronaut, spoke about the future of space tourism at the C&IT Incentives Retreat.

LATEST JOBS