The International Tourism Trade Fair (FITUR) opened today the doors of its 42nd edition with the Dominican Republic as Partner Country. Quisqueya is attending this event to reaffirm its leadership in tourism after having achieved historic visitor numbers by the end of 2021.
The King and Queen of Spain officially opened the fair and visited the Dominican Republic’s stand. There they greeted the delegation of the Partner Country composed of the President of the Republic, Luis Abinader and the Minister of Tourism, David Collado, among others, who exchanged a few words of thanks with their Majesties.
The Dominican Republic’s presence at FITUR as a Partner Country comes at a time of splendor for the nation in terms of tourism figures. It has been the country in Central America and the Caribbean that has made the best recovery in terms of tourism.
It has also been recognized as the one that has best managed the pandemic in the Region, with the highest vaccination rate in Central America-Caribbean and the only country in Central America-Caribbean that is breaking records in tourism inflows.
The year 2021 was a record year with the best December in the history of Dominican tourism with almost 730 thousand non-resident visitors, who left an investment of 5,626 million dollars and the recovery of 600 thousand jobs. This fact has been propitiated thanks to the good management of the pandemic and the security protocols established by the government of the country.
In the words of Luis Abinader, President of the Republic, “The tourism sector has never before taken on such an important challenge as the management of a pandemic. With hard work, vision and drive we have been able to face this multidimensional crisis and reach a good port with great opportunities for the future”.
Accompanying the Dominican tourism delegation at FITUR will be more than 60 Dominican companies from hotel chains, tour operators and the banking sector.