David Collado says Santiago’s great moment as a tourist destination has arrived and announced the renovation of the Monument to the Heroes of the Restoration.
The Minister of Tourism, David Collado, signed this Monday a cooperation agreement with the Cluster Santiago Destino Turístico to develop a series of direct actions with the sector, including the design of the City Brand.
The agreement was signed by David Collado on behalf of the Ministry of Tourism and by the president of the Santiago Tourism Cluster, Ramón Paulino, who was accompanied by German Ulises Polanco, president of the Hotel Association, Reynaldo Peguero of the Strategic Plan, Yomaris Gómez, executive director of Expo turismo and María Luisa Asilis, executive manager of the Centro Cultural León.
The main objective of the agreement is to promote and strengthen the image of the First Santiago of America to be promoted in international markets, through various initiatives.
“With the signing of this agreement we mark a before and after in the province of Santiago as a tourist destination,” said Minister Collado, after signing the agreement.
He highlighted the great potential that Santiago has as a tourist destination and capital of the 14 provinces in the northern part of the country. He also informed of the investment of 50 million pesos to strengthen the City brand, the cultural and gastronomic segment. He also announced the renovation of the Monument to the Heroes of the Restoration.
Collado emphasized the unity of the business sector of Santiago, after valuing the investment that has been registered in the hotel sector in the city Corazón, where at this moment more than 4 hotels are being built, which will provide about 500 new rooms.
Ramón Paulino, speaking at the event, valued the realization of this agreement and thanked and recognized the vision of the Minister of Tourism, David Collado, for agreeing with the real entities of the city, consistent with other investments made by the government of President Luis Abinader in Santiago in the order of 42 billion pesos in water, sanitation, mobility and renovation of the historic center.
The interventions to strengthen and develop tourism in the city, apart from designing the Santiago City Brand in coherence with the Country Brand, also seek to offer support to the Santiago Carnival, the cultural agenda, the tourist guide training program, as well as the renovation of several buildings with potential tourist interest such as the San Luis Fortress, the Carnival Museum; the renovation of the Monument to the Heroes of the Restoration and other public art spaces.
These initiatives, which are projected at the Expoturismo Santiago Fair with 25 years promoting national and city tourism, this year 2022 was dedicated to Minister David Collado, for the implementation of the successful recovery plan for the Dominican Republic’s tourism industry.
The projects will be promoted with two strategies, the first is to project Santiago as the soul, heart and joy of the country, an intervention focused on institutional strengthening, management and animation and tourism management. The second strategy is to add value and reconquer cultural facilities and public spaces with the renovation of buildings.
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