Venezuelan developer wagers on shopping tourism
Santo Domingo.- The opening of the Sambil shopping center on Kennedy Av., together with the other businesses popping up all over greater Santo Domingo, will jump start the city’s internal and external tourism.
The affirmation is from Alfredo Cohen Kohn, head of the Venezuelan company Constructora Sambil, which builds and will mange the project he revealed is part of its expansion plans in Dominican Republic.
Interviewed by newspaper Hoy, Cohen said the city of Santo Domingo has the advantage of being relatively close to the country’s most important tourism regions, which allow foreigners and locals to visit in two hours.
He said because Las Americas International Airport receives flights from various countries, especially the Caribbean and Latin America many tourists of the region can stay in the city to shop, making the new malls being built in the city an attraction for the tourism sector.
The business leader said in addition to its commerce, Santo Domingo has many other attractions such as the Colonial Zone and the Malecon.
Cohen added that if the country’s potential is analyzed the travel agencies would offer packages for tourists to stay in one hotel in the interior and another in the city.
Source: Dominican Today
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