Tourism June 8, 2023 | 9:09 am

Hotel and Tourism Association rejects alert issued by the United States Embassy in the Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo.- The Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic (Asonahores) has issued a statement expressing its rejection of the alert issued by the United States Embassy in the Dominican Republic. The embassy had advised its citizens to exercise caution when traveling to the country due to an alleged increase in criminal activity.

Asonahores was taken aback by the alert as there is no evidence of recent criminal incidents in the tourist areas of the country. They emphasize that the Dominican Republic is one of the safest tourist destinations in the region, and they urge the embassy to rectify the alarm.

The association disagrees with the criteria of the United States, which prompted the alert on crime in the Dominican Republic. According to Asonahores, there have been no significant incidents in their tourist areas in recent months that would justify such action.

Asonahores finds this alert surprising since the Dominican Republic continues to maintain its status as one of the safest tourist destinations in the entire region, considering the low number of incidents per 100,000 foreign visitors.

They express their hope that the United States will rectify the alert as soon as possible and that the two countries can continue to foster good relations and collaboration.


The US increases travel alert to the Dominican Republic for crime and delinquency

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Paul Tierney
June 8, 2023 9:37 am

Could it be put forward if the government and the hotel associations did not provide the open kneejerk responses to the alerts the matter would not get the public attention? One has to ask how many tourists visit the US tourist advisory website? Less said less bother. The tourists keep coming.

June 8, 2023 11:28 am

US tourists are at less risk in the DR than in their own country!

June 9, 2023 11:51 pm
Reply to  Adrian

Sorry but I agree,

Tomas Gato
June 8, 2023 4:13 pm

D.R has the third highest crime rate in the caribbean.
D.R homicide rate per 100000 is 10.5
U.S homicide rate per 100000 is 4.9

June 9, 2023 4:12 am
Reply to  Tomas Gato

how about Bronx ?

June 9, 2023 11:52 pm
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June 9, 2023 6:49 am

We go through this ritual 3 to 4 times a year. The US accuses and the DR rejects. One reality is that the vast of American tourist go and stay in the comfort and safety of the resorts.

Paul Tierney
June 9, 2023 7:51 am
Reply to  Alfredo

Agree ! It is a ritual. Take it like a grain of salt.

June 9, 2023 11:50 pm

We broke a record in May most tourists arrivals in the history of our nation . We love the US , and at the end of the day we need to fix a few things in our country not just crime but that’s a different conv. WE ALL HAVE THESE ISSUES IN EVERY COUNTRY