Santo Domingo.– The Third Press & Tourism Summit 2012, sponsored by the Dominican Tourism Press Association (Adompretur), opened last night in the Colonial Zone’s Consistorial Palace with a speech by Tourism Minister Francisco Javier García.
According to García, the summit has a "transcendental" role because without the media the government had not been able to give answers to many problems affecting the sector.
Garcia acknowledged that the city of Santo Domingo deserves more attention from the government in order to increase the number of foreign visitors, but he believes this should be achieved with the inclusion of all sectors, including Adompretur.
The event, slated for Saturday and Sunday this weekend, features Adompretur's nationwide participation, journalists and key tourism players in Greater Santo Domingo. The summit is hosted by the Santo Domingo Tourism Cluster, with the support of the Tourism Ministry and other agencies in the sector.