Dominican Republic has what Chinese tourists look for
Santo Domingo.- The Chinese tourist market is increasingly attracted to all destinations worldwide, especially the Caribbean islands, where around 100 million visitors from mainland China look to enjoy not just the beaches, but also adventure and indigenous culture.
This year’s 19th annual Caribbean Tourism Exchange (BTC), will feature a new pavilion to showcase the opportunities provided by Chinese companies through the China Chamber of Commerce and Investment to attract tourists to Dominican Republic.
Quoted by listin.com.do, BTC president Luis Felipe Aquino and China Chamber president Cheung Fai Yeuk announced that Air China airlines will begin direct flights to Cuba in September, which they affirm provides an opportunity for other countries in the region.
Yeuk said the Chinese government has decided to promote tourism by its citizens. He said of the 100 million Chinese tourists in 2014 Dominican Republic received only 2,000, while Cuba topped 28,000.
He said Dominican Republic, as the Caribbean’s tourism leader, must and can get a greater share of Chinese visitors, seeking adventure, sun and beach, and cultural attractions, adding that Dominican Republic is strongly positioned on the region.
June 19, 2015
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