The Dominican consul in Rio de Janeiro, Kalil Michel and the Secretary of Tourism of the State of Bahia (Brazil), Maurício Bacelar, signed a letter of intent for the signing of a tourism exchange agreement that will cover reciprocal promotion, technical exchange and the opening of direct flights between the two destinations.
“Today we begin the process of cooperation, so that the Dominican Republic and Bahia, walk together in the construction of an effective tourism for the strengthening of both countries and territories,” said the diplomat Michel Presbot.
Secretary Bacelar highlighted Bahia’s tradition of attracting visitors and offering diversified attractions. “Because of our characteristics, the exchange of tourism experiences will be very profitable for Bahia and the Dominican Republic”, emphasized the official.
Bahia, in the northeast of Brazil, has 567,295 km², has more than 16 million inhabitants with “Salvador” as capital, is one of the most visited tourist spots by Brazilians, Argentineans and thousands of South Americans.
In this order, the Consul Michel, emphasized the importance of the signature, due to the strategic proximity between both points. “Between the destinations, there are 4,795 kilometers, if we achieve a direct flight, it would take a little more than 5 hours, which would open an attractive tourist bridge between destinations and regions”, he pointed out.
The event was held at the Secretariat of Tourism of Bahia, at the request of the Dominican Consulate in Rio and in coordination with the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic, in the framework of the foreign policy of change of the government of President Luis Abinader, for national development.