Business census and surveys of Colonial City residents and visitors are conducted
Data will be collected on the economic and tourist activity of the historic center.
The Integral Tourism and Urban Development Program of the Colonial City of Santo Domingo (PIDTUCCSD) began field work for the execution of a census and survey of businesses and surveys of residents and visitors to the historic center.
The business census and survey will allow the collection of data necessary for the design and development of the revitalization works being carried out in the Colonial City. The surveys to residents and visitors will provide the inputs for the updating of the Colonial City’s Carrying Capacity Monitoring System.
This information will be collected by Gallup Dominican Republic, which was selected through a competitive process.
The data collected will serve as input for the formulation of an economic development strategy to stimulate business growth and private investment, promote job creation, and increase the standard of living of the inhabitants and the quality of the visitor experience.
This work began in the first week of September and will last approximately three weeks. It will be managed by four (4) teams of eight (8) duly identified interviewers, who will identify the establishments surveyed with a “sticker” during each visit. The information will be collected from Monday to Sunday, from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
If any merchant or resident of the Colonial City requires additional information, he/she may approach the PIDTUCCSD offices located in the Saviñón Building, on El Conde Street at the corner of José Reyes, or consult with the directors of the different merchant associations that operate in the area, which have knowledge of the data collection.
Integral Program for the Tourist and Urban Development of the Colonial City of Santo Domingo
Its main objective is to revitalize the Colonial City of Santo Domingo by consolidating the cultural tourism offer and recovering public spaces, historic monuments, and museums; improving living conditions for residents; developing local economies; and strengthening tourism, cultural, and urban management of the historic center.
The project involves a $90 million investment, financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). It will benefit the residents and merchants of the Colonial City, as well as domestic and foreign tourists visiting the area.
The Ministry of Tourism is the Executing Agency of the Program, acting through the Program Coordinating Unit (UCP) and in coordination with the Mayor’s Office of the National District and the Ministry of Culture.