Economy November 20, 2019 | 10:36 am

Tourism smear campaign spurred 10,000+ sector layoffs

Santo Domingo.- The Dominican Republic was affected internationally by a smear campaign in foreign media for the deaths of several tourists, mostly Americans, a situation that led to lower occupancy in tourist areas across the country and over 10,000 sector employees laid off.

According to National Hotel Workers Federation president Manolo Ramírez, canceled hotel bookings spurred employee layoffs.

“These work stoppages mostly affected employees who are not entitled to work benefits and those who have fewer years in service.”

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