New measures aim to improve tourist safety
New York.- Dominican officials gathered in New York City, along with U.S. Ambassador Robin Bernstein, on Thursday announced new safety measures months after 11 American tourists died in several resorts there last spring.
Tourism minister Francisco Javier Garcia told reporters at the Four Seasons Hotel in Manhattan that these new safety measures were put in place to specifically address safety at resorts that were at the center of the media coverage.
“The measures introduced include reinforcing mandates that require emergency information and the availability of 911 in every guest room, and a new emergency tourist center in Bávaro in Punta Cana, where multi-lingual specialists can communicate with tourists and their families,” time.com reports.