ASONAHORES reaffirmed its commitment to foster the sustainable development of tourism in the Dominican Republic and to continue promoting excellence in the services offered by hotels and tourism establishments.
The Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic (Asonahores) applauded the results of the tourism sector in the first six months of 2023.
According to statements made by Tourism Minister David Collado, the Dominican Republic reached a historic milestone by receiving more than 5.3 million visitors in this period, which ensures that the goal of 10 million tourists projected for this year will be met.
Asonahores executive vice-president Andrés Marranzini, highlighted the joint efforts made by the public and private sectors, which have integrated the successful management of strategies implemented according to the reality of the moment.
He pointed out that the development of public policies through defined bodies, as well as the application of measures and the integration of the actors responsible for tourism growth, make it possible to see through these figures, the macroeconomic contributions that the industry produces.
During a luncheon in the honorable presence of the governor of the Central Bank, Héctor Valdez Albizu, Minister David Collado presented the results of tourism performance in the first semester of the year.
He highlighted that in the month of June alone, the country received the visit of 707,283 tourists, representing a growth of 21% compared to 2018, 20% more than in 2019 and 10% more than in 2022.
“Pleasantly satisfied we receive the results presented on the behavior of the first semester of the tourism industry, which, go beyond recovery, and is that, far from the initially proposed goals we were able to exceed all expectations, which has resulted in the confirmation that the Dominican Republic is the leading destination in the region.”, Marranzini assured.