Tourism August 18, 2023 | 3:07 pm

Shortage of personnel, one of the great challenges of the tourism sector in the Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo.- Juan Lladó, a tourism consultant, has highlighted a shortage of personnel as one of the primary operational challenges facing the tourism sector. He pointed out that the National Institute for Professional Technical Training (Infotep) has significantly ramped up its efforts to train well-qualified personnel, which offers hope for resolving this issue in the near future.

Lladó also mentioned that an upcoming Open Skies agreement with the United States is expected to enhance the destination’s connectivity. He further noted that the recent law providing incentives for national aviation will also play a role in strengthening connectivity.

Amid these developments, he emphasized the importance of maintaining a peaceful social atmosphere in the country and ensuring the strict application of health security and citizen safety protocols.

Looking ahead, Lladó proposed addressing three main challenges in the medium and long term: sustainability, quality, and product diversification. He suggested the preparation of a Comprehensive Plan for Sustainable Tourism Development, taking cues from key competitors such as Cancun, Cuba, Panama, Costa Rica, and others. This approach aims to position the Dominican Republic as a resilient and diverse tourism destination.

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Deivy Campusano
August 18, 2023 3:26 pm

What can you expect? I mean, if you want to make tourism-based jobs more appealing to workers then salaries need to be raised. A lot of people don’t wanna work slave jobs at beach resorts for a minimum wage that barely covers basic needs.

August 18, 2023 7:26 pm

Especially when you consider PC/Bavaro is not the homestead for 99% of the workers. Workers in this area will leave there families as far away as Puerto Plata to find work, as well as a place to stay.

Paul Tierney
August 18, 2023 9:32 pm

A missing element of this article is what task areas of the industry is there a shortage of personnel? Lower levels jobs have thousands of applicants. Suggest it is middle to upper levels of operations requiring reasonable qualifying educations and experience are wanting.

August 19, 2023 2:18 pm

Modern slavery, jobs. and you could get killed in the free transport guagua amrilla any minute