The Minister of Tourism, David Collado, informed that the DR’s participation in Fitur 2024 closed with 19 new tourism projects that will have a new investment of almost 3.5 billion dollars, which will provide more than 9 thousand new hotel rooms in different poles of the country.
During a meeting at the well-known Casino de Madrid, together with representatives of the country’s main banks, Minister Collado took stock of the achievements made during the Fitur fair, which began on Wednesday and will last until Sunday.
He informed that a roadmap has been drawn up to develop 19 new hotel projects over the next 3 years, which will provide 9,135 rooms, with an estimated investment of US$3.5 billion.
“Of those rooms, 2,048 are expected to be operating by this year’s summer-winter period and another 3,106 by 2025,” he said.
He recalled that within the framework of Fitur important agreements were signed with airlines, travel agencies and tour operators in the region to improve connectivity, position the destination brand and penetrate new segments.
He indicated that a total of 16 agreements were signed, including 3 airlines, 11 with tour operators and 2 with travel agencies.
“These agreements seek to attract 322,000 passengers, generating more than US$280 million and directly and indirectly impacting 26,000 jobs,” said Collado.
He highlighted the importance of the agreements signed with Iberia, Air Europa, Edelwise, Avoris, Nautalia, Soltour, eDreams and Viajes el Corte Inglés, among others.
The minister expressed that 53% of the meetings were related to attracting investments and with travel agencies and tour operators.
“Today we finish the commercial round of the most important International Tourism Fair for the DR, Fitur. We leave full of satisfaction, and with a full and challenging work agenda,” he concluded.