Tourism March 22, 2021 | 2:28 pm

Dominican Republic manages to reactivate 40 thousand tourism jobs and create new jobs

Government highlights the value of tourism for generating foreign exchange

 Hotel occupancy ranges between 60 and 70% in the third month of the year


President Luis Abinader assured that more than 40 thousand jobs have already been recovered in the tourism sector after the closure of hotels due to the pandemic.

He indicated that at present, the main objective of the government is the creation of employment, for which it is projected to recover some 10,000 direct and indirect jobs as of March.

“Apart from that recovery, 18 thousand new jobs have been created for people who did not work before in this area and the announcements of projects in the cruise tourism sector, in thematic areas and new mega-projects such as that of the province Pedernales and others yet to be announced,” said the president.

He explained, during a press conference where he referred to the projection of tourism in the country and the strategies that the government is implementing for its recovery, that “this is the first economic sector in the country in terms of the generation of foreign exchange and what it has to do with employment and foreign investment.”

Meanwhile, the Minister of Tourism, David Collado, appreciated the president’s efforts in favor of tourism.

He argued that the projection for March is to end with 230,000 or 260,000 tourists and that the occupancy for this third month of the year is between 60 and 70%.

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