Why tourism is so important to the Dominican economy

Dolores

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A recent study, “Dominican Tourism: A Decade of Contributions 2009-2019,” released last week shows how important tourism is to the Dominican economy, the potential of Dominican tourism and the country’s leadership in the region.



The Dominican Association of Hotels and Tourism (Asonahores) and the Banco Popular sponsored the research carried out by the economic intelligence firm, Analytica. The study reveals there is a multiplier effect of five for every hotel employee. The study provided insights into how hotel jobs impact transportation, entertainment, food production and other value-added chains throughout the country.



The study found that tourism creates 10% of all the jobs in the country, over 500,000. The study highlights the direct foreign investment (FDI) in tourism was around US$5.2 billion for the period. This was 20% of the total FDI for the 10-year...

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DR Solar

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I've never understood why any economy sets itself up to depend on ONE source of income so much. So many other sources available but few utilized. Many of them sold off with little. If any, benefit to the country.
 

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DR knows if Tourism doesn't exist then DR will never be a country. They will be like Venezuela (poor country in the world)