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Columbus descendant to develop cultural tourism and more revenue

Santo Domingo.- Christopher Columbus descendant Cristóbal Colón de Carvajal on Monday suggested that Dominican Republic exploit the historical monuments from the Colonial Era, to develop cultural tourism and more revenue .

He said the country has extremely attractive monuments to develop a refined tourism, especially among travelers who visit the island aboard cruise ships, citing the Colonial Zone, Alcazar de Colon, the first cathedral and the Columbus Lighthouse. “If you want to stay on tourism’s path efforts must be made to attract people, not only with sun and sand, but also with its monuments.”

Colon said historical structures play a valuable role in the country’s future and cited Spain’s example as the world’s second biggest recipient of tourists, with annual revenues of around US$60.0 billion, or 12% of its GDP.

He added that although many tourists flock to the “mother country” to enjoy its sun and beaches, a high percentage seek to appreciate its historic structures instead.

Source: DT

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