The Dominican Republic presented at the International Tourism Fair (Fitur) three new tourist destinations for which it is seeking foreign hotel investment.
These are Costa del Ámbar, Miches and the relaunching of the Colonial City, three destinations in which the country has special interest in tourism development in the coming years, according to a press release sent by the Ministry of Tourism (Mitur).
In Costa del Ámbar, with almost 17% of the tourist rooms in the country, the aim is to develop and promote tourism in the North Coast of the country, being this the priority project of the State with 303 projects of construction and remodeling of hotels, residential, commercial, health or logistic projects, among others. Special interest is being shown in the destinations of Puerto Plata and Sosúa, according to the note.
Punta Bergantín already has more than 30 projects in 6 components: tourism and hotel, golf courses, urban center, innovation center, film studios and real estate, the press release details.
The Miches area seeks to position itself as the new sustainable luxury destination for tourism investment, with investments exceeding US$100 million in hotels and other attractions in the area.
The relaunch of the Colonial City of Santo Domingo will highlight the history and culture of this area. It seeks to consolidate itself as the new leisure and business destination for which the State has launched a US$100 billion city revitalization program between 2022 and 2025 to restore houses, museums and infrastructure in the Colonial City.
These destinations were presented at an event held today at Fitur in the presence of Zurab Pololikashvili, secretary general of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and David Collado, minister of tourism of the Dominican Republic.
The note highlights that with more than 80,000 rooms and an investment of more than US$15 billion, the Dominican Republic is the preferred destination for foreign direct investment, ranked number one in Central America and the Caribbean.