The Minister of Tourism of the Dominican Republic, David Collado, highlighted the commitment of Dominican tourism to sustainability and competitiveness at the inauguration of the country’s stand this Wednesday at Fitur.
“With all the negative that the pandemic has entailed, it has created the opportunity to reflect on the tourism model to which we must aspire,” said Collado, who added that sustainability “will be a key piece of that future for the Dominican Republic” .
The destination plans to present this year in Fitur some of the new sustainable tourism projects that are being developed in the country, in areas such as Miches or Pedernales, and also in the Colonial City, the historic center of the Dominican capital.
In this way, Collado, accompanied by the Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, has kicked off the Dominican Republic’s stay at the tourist fair.
Collado explained that the Dominican Republic has concluded the vaccination program for all workers in the tourism sector. With this new measure, the destination is in excellent conditions to consolidate the recovery of tourism in the coming months.
Last April, the Dominican Republic received more than 300,000 tourists, 7.5% more than the previous month. “It has been the best month since the start of the pandemic, the data shows us that we are on the right path and that is why we will continue to work intensely, always in collaboration with the tourism industry, to overcome the crisis and emerge stronger from it,” he said. pointed Collado.