Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism Celebrates People en Español’s 50 Most Beautiful

The Stars Align at People en Español’s Red Carpet Gala

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – MAY 15, 2012 – The Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism is proud to be a participating sponsor of People en Español’s 16th annual “50 Most Beautiful” issue gala at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. The lavish red carpet event will be held today and will welcome a collection of well-known Hispanic celebrities, including Dominican actress Zoe Saldana, who graced the issue’s cover, Dominican TV host Charytín, Dominican rapper El Cata, Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin, Mexican singer Thalia, Mexican actress Ana Brenda and more.

People en Español’s star-studded celebration will showcase Dominican Republic’s ever-growing reputation in Hollywood, not only as a desirable vacation destination, but also as the ideal filming location. Attendees will experience rich Dominican culture as they sip Dominican-produced Brugal Rum cocktails and smoke freshly-rolled Dominican cigars.

“This prestigious event and partnership is an incredible opportunity for Hollywood and the Hispanic market to see and taste why Dominican Republic is one of the Caribbean’s top tourism destinations,” said Magaly Toribio, Vice Minister of International Promotion, Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism. “Dominican celebrities like Zoe Saldana, Charytín and El Cata represent the beautiful and welcoming people that our country is known for, and visitors are sure to delight in the warm hospitality and vast tourism offerings found in Dominican Republic.”

Dominican Republic is adorned with some of the world’s chicest resorts, fairytale scenery, mouthwatering gastronomy, sizzling fashions, peacock-colored waters and more, and is a prime destination for A-listers and Hollywood filmmakers.

For exclusive behind-the-scenes video and celebrity photos from the issue, visit www.PeopleEnEspanol.com.

About Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic’s first tourist was Christopher Columbus in 1492. Rich in history, Dominican Republic has developed into a diverse destination offering both Dominican and European flavors to more than one million U.S. visitors each year. Named #1 Golf Destination in Caribbean & Latin America by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators, Dominican Republic boasts 28 designer golf courses, upscale resorts, pristine nature, and sophisticated cities and quaint villages filled with warm Dominican people.  Dominican Republic features the best beaches, fascinating history and culture, and is a chosen escape for celebrities, couples and families alike.  Visit Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism’s official website at: www.GoDominicanRepublic.com.

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Media Contact: Vanessa Welter, bvk>Word for Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism, vwelter@bvk.com, phone: 414-247-3803, cell: 850-980-3760.

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People en Español’s star-studded celebration will showcase Dominican Republic’s ever-growing reputation in Hollywood, not only as a desirable vacation destination, but also as the ideal filming location.
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Attendees will experience rich Dominican culture as they sip Dominican-produced Brugal Rum cocktails and smoke freshly-rolled Dominican cigars.
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The Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism is proud to be a participating sponsor of People en Español’s 16th annual “50 Most Beautiful” issue gala at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.
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“This prestigious event and partnership is an incredible opportunity for Hollywood and the Hispanic market to see and taste why Dominican Republic is one of the Caribbean’s top tourism destinations. Dominican celebrities like Zoe Saldana, Charytín and El Cata represent the beautiful and welcoming people that our country is known for, and visitors are sure to delight in the warm hospitality and vast tourism offerings found in Dominican Republic.”
Magaly Toribio, Vice Minister of International Promotion, Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism