Mitur and Environment promote ecotourism development

The Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic (Mitur) and the Ministry of Environment, together with executives of the European company Huttopia, Philippe and Celine Bonnssane, completed a busy agenda of activities as part of the plans to extend the successful ecotourism project “Glampings” to the Dominican Republic.

In an event headed by the Minister of the Environment, Orlando Jorge Mera, the experiences and success achieved by the Huttopia ecotourism group in different protected areas and its expansion since 1999, as “the new art of camping”, in countries such as France, China, the United States and Canada, were explained.

In this activity, the scientist and researcher Raymond Desjardins spoke about his experience with Huttopia in different protected areas and as an expert in the design of tourist spaces in protected natural environments.

In addition to the Minister of the Environment, the Vice Ministers of Tourism, Carlos Peguero, Jacqueline Mora, Roberto Henríquez and Patricia Mejía, as well as representatives of Huttopia, directors and technicians from both institutions were present. The meeting took place yesterday at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, with the participation of the Vice Ministers,

Prior to this activity, the visitors of the ecotourism group met with organizations, authorities, neighborhood councils, business owners and interested parties at the Cabo Samaná Natural Monument, located in the municipality of Las Galeras.

Also, this Friday morning, they held a conversation with environmental groups: Jaragua, Sur Futuro, Academia de Ciencia, among others, under the same theme of the experiences of the Huttopia project, which took place in the Multipurpose Room at the Mitur headquarters.

This is the second visit to the country this year by the founders of the innovative ecotourism project of French origin, which has 80 “Glampings” around the world and more than 1,400 employees in high season.

The “Glampings”, a term that fuses the English words “glamour” and “camping”, consist of beautiful and creative tented accommodations made of fabric and wood, and the Group has 80 of them in six countries on three continents.


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