Tourism Minister: “We want to double the number of Argentines who choose us”
Buenos Aires.- The Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic (Mitur) has outlined three key strategies to promote the country: increasing tourist numbers, highlighting new destinations, and improving direct connectivity. Minister David Collado highlighted the importance of the Argentine market, ranking it as the third-largest source of tourists in the first quarter of 2023, behind the United States and Canada.
During his recent visit to Argentina, Collado expressed a commitment to doubling the number of Argentine tourists choosing the Dominican Republic, emphasizing the importance of working towards that goal. He held a meeting with over 300 agencies and tour operators to strengthen the promotion of the country and attract more visitors.
Additionally, Collado announced plans to enhance air connectivity, with Arajet airline scheduled to begin direct flights between Buenos Aires and Punta Cana from June 2023, in response to a request from the Dominican president.
The Minister of Tourism emphasized ongoing efforts to improve infrastructure, beaches, and collaboration with travel agents to promote lesser-known tourist destinations like Miches and Punta Bergantín, the latter located in Puerto Plata. These initiatives aim to diversify tourism options and showcase the natural beauty of these areas.
There is only one 737 flight…Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The maximum seating is 189 (which Aerolineas does not configure). That works out to 945 a week. If they are the 3rd largest market, then we are in big trouble and someone has been feeding us a line. Perhaps 3rd largest in the Americas.
There is no shame in the DR game; the country’s infrastructure, employment, and social services are a mess; this is their focus; they don’t care how the Dominican Republic is seen by the international community as long as the few have what they need.