Investments in tourism generate thousands of jobs

In the Dominican Republic, an ambitious tourism development plan is underway that promises to transform the industry in the coming years.

Nineteen new hotel investments are projected for the next three years, totaling 9,135 rooms, with an estimated investment of US$2.936 billion. Of these projects, five are being built in Miches, El Seibo province, which are expected to generate around 4,500 direct jobs and 9,500 indirect jobs, according to the president of the Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic (Asonahores).

Empleos De TurismoCurrently, Miches has two hotels already in operation, generating 1,600 direct jobs and 3,700 indirect jobs. The new projects will not only create jobs, but will also bring a number of additional benefits to the region, such as the generation of employee housing, infrastructure improvements, environmental initiatives and waste management, among others.

14,000 direct and indirect jobs will be generated by the hotels being built in Miches.

The projects in Miches represent approximately 1,500 rooms, with outstanding developments such as the Zemí luxury hotel, led by businessman Frank Elías Rainieri, which is scheduled to open next October with 500 rooms.

It is also expected the inauguration of a hotel of the Hyatt chain and another of Viva Wyndham Resorts, the latter with a first phase of 500 rooms.

Various projects

The Minister of Tourism, David Collado, emphasized the importance of these projects for the development of new tourist centers in the country.

Under the platform of the El Seibo-Miches Hotel and Tourism Association (Promiches), seven hotel and real estate projects have been identified in Miches, which are expected to add more than 3,000 hotel rooms and 1,624 residential units in the coming years. During the construction stage of these eight projects, it is estimated that around 10,000 direct jobs will be generated, with an additional 6,000 direct jobs during operation.

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