Beijing and Santo Domingo officials push to bring tourists from China
Santo Domingo.- China Business Development Office representative Fu Xinrong and Beijing senior officials visited the Tourism Ministry on Monday, to coordinate efforts to bring tourists from the Asian nation to the Caribbean country.
Deputy tourism minister for International Cooperation Fausto Fernandez received the delegation and said the Chinese representatives are very interested in the Dominican Republic as a destination, citing the best golf courses in the Caribbean, since for Chinese tourists the segment is their favorite.
Fernandez said Chinese citizens are also interested in shopping tourism, for which the country’s large malls offer and showcase products from the world’s most renowned designers. “In addition to many other attractions that Quisqueya (DR) has, such as ecotourism, gastronomy and adventure tourism.”
He said China is the world’s largest tourism outbound market, which boasts exceptional of growth, increasing spending abroad by 27% in 2014, to US$165 billion in 2015, according to the World Tourism Organization.
Sep 9, 2016
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