For tourists to return, Puerto Plata had better adopt a “code”
Santo Domingo.- Despite the voices of doom and gloom over Puerto Plata’s tourism future, the Dominican Government wagers on a “boom” as that province has never seen, but with a “sort of code” of conduct.
Tourism minister Francisco Javier Garcia affirms that the forecast boom will be even greater than during the area’s hotels best period, and will come hand in hand with the millions in investments he says are imminent.
The official, speaking in a tourism fair in Paris, said the thrust will be the result of the joint promotion by the government and the private sector, starting with the around 400,000 cruise passengers which he affirms will be visiting Puerto Plata within two years, to Carnival Cruises terminal, whose construction starts in around 20 days.
“Now, while these cruisers arrive we will work on an awareness and education campaign and an agreement on a sort of code by all sectors so that when they get all those tourists and cruise passengers, not have a repeat of the problems again which occurred 25 years ago and resulted in Puerto Plata’s losing the cruise ship visits, which hadn’t returned until now.”
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