Cuba opening seen as new opportunity for the DR

Dominican Foreign Minister Andres Navarro believes that the restoration of US-Cuban trade relations will benefit the Dominican Republic. He says the DR will benefit because the opening will put the travel world spotlight on the Caribbean and the DR could benefit from multi-destination opportunities.

Meanwhile, Alberto Caamano, business counselor at the Dominican Embassy in Cuba is counseling Dominican businesspeople that there are opportunities to do business in tourism, food products and services, as reported in Diario Libre on Monday, 22 December 2014. He says that a great deal of work needs to be done in Cuba before the infrastructure there is on a par with Dominican tourism. He said there would be time for Dominicans to be able to compete.

These are areas already exploited by Dominican companies. Nevertheless, if Cuba were to attract US tourists in large numbers, the expanded market would bring new opportunities.