UNWTO recognizes Dominican Republic as number one country in tourism recovery


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Feb 20, 2019

The Dominican tourism model stands out for rebounding after Covid-19 brought the industry to a halt. The country is now reaching record figures in tourist arrivals. The secretary general of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) was in Santo Domingo on 9 May 2022 to recognize the Dominican Republic as the number one country in the world in the recovery of the tourism industry. Zurab Pololikashvili, secretary general of the WTO, had praise for the Dominican handling of the crisis.

The President of the Dominican Republic, Luis Abinader, and the Minister of Tourism, David Collado, received the WTO award.

President Abinader said: “We are committed to the recovery of tourism, recognizing its vital importance as a source of employment and economic development of the nation. Now that the times may be more favorable, the potential that can unfold is...

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