Number of British tourists visiting the DR expected to double in the near future

THE WTTC highlights the recovery of Dominican tourism and investments in the DR for sustainable tourism

LONDON, United Kingdom.- The arrival of tourists from Great Britain to the Dominican Republic could double in the next 5 years, said Frank Elías Rainieri, president of the Punta Cana Group, at the tourism forum that was held during the tenth Dominican Week in United Kingdom, in which he was accompanied by Julia Simpson, president of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), and which was organized by the British Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic (BRITCHAM RD), in collaboration with the Dominican Embassy in the United Kingdom and the United Kingdom Embassy in Great Britain.
The businessman stated that new investments are being made in the Dominican Republic in order to diversify the tourism offer that includes internationally renowned hotel brands, as well as increasing air connectivity; also highlighting public-private collaboration in tourism, as fundamental factors for a considerable increase in British tourism to the country in the coming years.
“The projection is very positive and the growth opportunities are extraordinary; and to materialize them, we must continue investing, both public and private sectors, so that
our infrastructures continue to improve and an increase in hotel rooms is achieved, continue improving tourist attraction areas and of course, dedicate more resources to a
country promotion directed so that the British can learn about everything we have to offer them in the DR,” said Rainieri.
For his part, Simpson highlighted the progress that the Dominican Republic has made in tourism and how it has
been one of the leading countries in being able to recover this sector, long before most countries
of the world after the effect of the COVID pandemic. In addition, he praised the work in sustainable tourism that different private groups are developing in the Dominican Republic, especially the Punta Group.
“British tourists want different things; they want sun and beach; but they also want tourism with history and cultural wealth, that invests in sustainability and the environment, tourism rich in gastronomy, and in the Dominican Republic it has this capacity; So if we continue working in that direction, we will be able to get more tourists from the United Kingdom to choose the DR for their trips and vacations,” said the global tourism executive.
Amauris Vásquez, president of BRITCHAM and Mockbul Ali, ambassador of the United Kingdom in the Dominican Republic, highlighted that the Dominican Week in the United Kingdom is an opportunity to bring investors from the tourism sector to the Dominican Republic so that they can contribute to the goal set by the Dominican state to reach 10 million tourists.
This session of the tenth edition of the Dominican Week is being held under the auspices of Grupo Punta Cana, United Petroleum, Gulf, Texaco in addition to the other traditional and new sponsors such as Banreservas, INICIA, Seguros Reservas, the Stock Exchange of the Republic Dominican Republic, Central Bank of the Dominican Republic, INAPA, Banco Popular, Grupo Rannik, BANDEX, DGA, PRIMMA VALORES, GAMMA, United Capital, TIMM, among others.

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