To get 10M tourists Dominican Republic needs ‘50,000 more’ rooms
Santo Domingo.- To meet president Danilo Medina’s goal for Dominican Republic to receive 10 million tourists per year within a decade demands the construction of at least 50,000 additional hotel rooms, said Puntacana Group president Frank Rainieri on Friday.
Lauding the tourism sector’s performance in recent months as tourist arrivals by air climbed 2.8 % last year according to the Central Bank, the mogul called for greater coherence among the entire sector’s players to achieve the President’s proposal.
“We’ve have had growth, but regarding the President’s goal a series of adjustments should still be made and work with long-term planning, integration of all segments of the government along with the tourism industry, because 10 million tourists is a very important number, and that can be achieved, but there should be more consistency across all sectors,” Rainieri said.
Speaking prior to the American Chamber of Commerce’s (AmchamDR) monthly luncheon on Wednesday, Rainieri noted that while the Government has build several major works in the tourism sector, more infrastructures is still needed to reach the 10 million-tourists figure. “Only when a pact is forged between all sectors, with clear rules, with clear goals to work together, we’ll then say that yes we can reach 10 million tourists before 2022.”
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