Dominican Republic bets on cruise tourism development

The Dominican Republic is also betting on cruise tourism, which is why the Dominican Port Authority has managed private investments of around US$70 million in the reconstruction and expansion of the country’s ports.

This was informed by the director of the Dominican Port Authority (APORDOM) Jean Luis Rodríguez, who heads the DR delegation at the international fair Seatrade Cruise Global, which has been taking place in Miami since Monday 27th and concluded this Thursday.

The fair was considered one of the most important in the industry, which brought together on this occasion more than 900 exhibitors from 127 countries around the world and about 11,000 professionals.

Rodriguez explained that he seeks to increase investment in the ports, as well as the arrival of new shipping companies to the DR and the frequency of cruise ships.

The official informed that he held meetings with the main agents of the cruise sector to whom he presented the development and potential of Dominican ports for the reception of cruise ships.

“With our participation we are betting on attracting many more investors for Dominican ports and tripling the number of cruise ships, and thus betting on the dynamization of the economy”, said Rodriguez.

In the agenda of topics that he addressed, he highlighted the potential of Dominican ports for cruise calls, the search for new investors, working on new strategies to attract post-pandemic cruises, as well as maintaining the participation of local productive sectors (artisans, agricultural and commercial) in the cruise industry.


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