Escarrer: “I see a stupendous tourism development in the DR by 2022”

Gabriel Escarrer, CEO of Meliá Hotels International, explained to that by 2022 the recovery of tourism in the Dominican Republic will be stronger because he believes that the Ministry of Tourism (Mitur) and the Cabinet have focused their work on strategic points to lift the sector.

“I believe that the Minister of Tourism, David Collado, has made a model management during the pandemic and has taken the fundamentals, and the bases in terms of the operation of the sector, so they have focused on making a sustainable recovery that month after month we are seeing the results,” he added.

He said that “there is no doubt that I see a great tourism development in the country by 2022 due to the commitment to quality, segmentation and to value sustainability, culture, heritage, hospitality and the leisure offer that the country has and that will increase in a unique way after the development of the project we are carrying out”.

In that sense, Escarrer reaffirmed that the Spanish hotel chain’s investment commitment is firm in the Dominican Republic, after recalling the most recent projects it is carrying out in the country: renovation of two of the Paradisus hotels, including the total reconstruction of the first of its resorts in the Punta Cana area, Paradisus Punta Cana, and a major refurbishment of Paradisus Palma Real, and the latest-generation theme park, Katmandu Park.

“Undoubtedly, we reaffirm our unconditional commitment to the DR, either because of the love we have for the country, which is infinite, or because of the 35 years of a success story that has been repeated year after year, and because of the great support we have always received from the government,” he emphasized.

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