The Dominican Republic’s tourism industry has grown 8 percent so far this year, and the country is on track to reach the target of 10 million foreign visitors a year within the next decade, Tourism Minister Francisco Javier García said.
“In the Dominican Republic one no longer speaks of high or low season, because every month can be considered high season,” García said, adding that the Dominican Republic’s economic future is in tourism.
García was speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony for the $100 million Excellence El Carmen hotel in the resort city of Punta Cana, a project which is expected to create 2,000 jobs during its construction phase and 750 permanent positions.
“We are extremely excited to open our second resort in Punta Cana, and will surely be our very best property to date,” said Domingo Aznar, VP Sales & Marketing for Excellence Group Luxury Hotels & Resorts. “The destination has been an extremely successful location for our all-adult, all-suites luxury all-inclusive brand. We look forward to a great response from tourists who will come to experience our unique and upscale offering.”
The Dominican Republic is the leading tourist destination in the Caribbean by a wide margin. “We are happy to see success in our tourism efforts over the previous year and have high expectations for our numbers in 2015,” commented Magaly Toribio, marketing advisor for the Ministry of Tourism. “Our marketing teams work hard to focus our efforts on reaching diverse audience segments to showcase all that Dominican Republic has to offer in addition to the beautiful beaches and relaxing resorts it is so well known for.”
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