North Coast April 7, 2023 | 10:02 am

Collado rejects Puerto Plata cable car increase entrance prices

The increase in entrance prices for foreign visitors at the Cable Car of Puerto Plata has been called to be annulled by the Minister of Tourism, David Collado. He revealed that he had already spoken with the executive director of the Cable Car and requested the measure to be immediately suspended until a meeting with tour operators and other sectors is held.

The Minister expressed his dissatisfaction with the measure, citing that it was not consulted with the Ministry or himself. He emphasized that dialogue and conversation are the approaches that they adopt at the Ministry of Tourism. He further requested a meeting where he can be present to discuss the matter.

While acknowledging that the cable car needs more resources, the Minister reminded that the renovation of this tourist attraction was funded by the Ministry of Tourism.

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Haagen Dasz
April 7, 2023 2:46 pm

Higher admission prices for foreign visitors is a great way to piss off tourists coming to your country. No different than having menus with two prices in restaurants. Price discrimination is illegal in most countries.

April 7, 2023 5:05 pm
Reply to  Haagen Dasz

This also happens in the united states as well so idk what you are complaining about. Locals do not have the same purchasing power as tourists all the time.

Paul Tierney
April 9, 2023 8:43 am

In the RD there are two prices for everything. Stores and vendor tables without posted prices can be under the dual price system umbrella. The cable car pricing at Puerto Plata is price gouging, tourists being the intended targets. Tried to check its website, did not, there was some trojan malware activity. Other googled searches indicated the price for non-Dominicans was US$10.

Jerry Kiefer
April 25, 2023 7:32 pm
Reply to  Paul Tierney

It wasn’t all that long ago for an American it was 300 pesos.