Dominican Republic begins recovery of the tourism sector

The President of the Dominican Republic, Luis Abinader, assured that the country can affirm that the recovery of the tourism sector has begun and that more than 40 thousand jobs have been restored in this area.

“The Government’s main objective is first the creation of jobs, second, job creation and third, job creation”, said the President.

These words were offered by the President during a press conference where he referred to the projection of tourism in the Dominican Republic.

The President spoke of the reservations that are being received this month for the coming months, as well as the jobs that have been created, along with those that have been recovered.

The highest national authority said that in a conservative projection, some 10 thousand direct and indirect jobs will be recovered in the sector every month.

“Apart from that recovery, we have 18 thousand new jobs created, of people who did not work in this area before, and the announcements of projects in the cruise tourism sector, in the thematic areas and new mega-projects such as the one in Pedernales province and others yet to be announced,” said Abinader.

The President explained that this is the first economic sector of the country in terms of foreign exchange generation, employment and foreign investments.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Tourism, David Collado, valued the efforts that President Luis Abinader is making in favor of tourism.

The head of the portfolio said that the projection for the month of March is to end with 230,000 to 260,000 tourists. Regarding the occupancy rate for this third month of the year, he said that it is between 60 and 70%.

The Vice Minister of Tourism, Jacqueline Mora, informed that in August the country was connected with only 82 cities and now it has reached the figure of 103 different cities.

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