The Minister of Tourism, David Collado, highlighted that for the next two years the country will have 16,000 new hotel rooms, and pointed out that currently some 30,000 are required.
“We have some 16,000 rooms under construction, one of the main challenges that the country has to continue growing is hotel rooms, the country needs more hotel rooms,” he said.
At the same time, Collado affirmed that the tourism sector needs some 30,000 rooms.
According to Listin Diario, the head of Mitur emphasized that when he arrived at the ministry, he thought of two things: to recover the arrival of tourists and to strengthen, little by little, the tourist infrastructures of the country.
The official pointed out that while there was talk of sun and beach tourism, all the beaches of the DR were abandoned and abandoned, so they started a program to recover them.
“We rescued Guayacanes 1, Guayacanes 2, we rescued Miches, we rescued Macao and its surroundings (…) we rescued Los Patos, Los Quemaditos, in Barahona, Playa Saladilla, we are rescuing Sosúa,” stated Collado.
He added that he is working on the recovery of the seafronts and maritime coasts. In the Malecón of Santo Domingo East a great work was developed, the minister exposed and also in the Malecón of La Romana, La Caleta, Cabrera, “we are recovering that of San Pedro, that of Samaná and we are going for Pedernales (…) it is a vision that began in 2017 with the Malecón of Santo Domingo”.