Tourism January 9, 2018 | 6:02 pm

Dominican hoteliers flinch, pave way for high-rises near beaches

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Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic’s hoteliers grouped in (ASONAHORES) on Tues. agreed to talks with the Tourism Ministry to seek solutions that continue the “successful tourism development  model.”

Asonahores called its announced withdrawal of its challenge to the construction of high-rises near beaches, a “positive gesture towards the opening of the dialogue.”

The hoteliers objected the changes in the zoning that would allow construction of buildings as high as 22 floors at Macao, and Cap Cana, in Punta Cana (east).

“Through the technical dialogue with Tourism, steps can be taken that allow the continuation of the successful tourism model based on low density, protection of tourist coasts and other important sustainability criteria,” the hoteliers said.

In a statement ASONAHORES said it adopted the decision after a meeting Mon. with Tourism minister, Francisco Javier García. “In its actions ASONAHORES has always favored dialogue in its relations with the authorities and the leadership of the different social and business sectors.”

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