Tourism August 10, 2021 | 4:07 pm

The “brilliant” first year of Abinader’s government in tourism

 Highlights the country’s ability to continue attracting tourism investment

The public sector estimates DR will receive 4 million visitors this year


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The management of the government of Luis Abinader, in its first year, in tourism has been brilliant, according to the expert and economist Juan Lladó, who evaluated mainly the health and prevention aspects in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic and the country’s ability to continue attracting foreign investment in the tourism area.

He said that the government’s priority in the coming years should be to develop tourism infrastructure and exploit the potential of Pedernales as a vocation area for the enjoyment of its beaches and other attractions.

He considered that by the end of President Abinader’s administration in 2024, there should be between three and four hotel facilities, which would be a great success, according to

On the management of the pandemic and the vaccination process, Lladó said that the country has been efficient in achieving vaccination of more than 50 percent of its population quickly, which gives confidence to the countries that send us tourists, but warned that the arrival of tourists would depend on how efficient the countries that send tourists to the Dominican Republic are in their vaccination.

The excellent progress of tourism in the first year of Abinader’s government is also evidenced by the visitor figures that set between January-July of this year the arrival of 2,470,282 tourists, and with official predictions that the total number of non-resident visitors could be located at 4 million by the end of 2021.

The number of visitors exceeds that received in 2020 and is equivalent to 97% of those registered in July 2019.

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