Hotels ordered to limit occupancy to 60% to keep physical distancing

In a press conference, Tourism Minister David Collado said the ministry would send inspectors to verify that hotels comply with the approved health protocols for Covid-19. Dominicans have responded to promotions, filling hotel rooms on weekends.

The Ministry of Tourism acknowledges that resorts and hotels around the country were booked full for the past long weekend. People responded to the discounts on stays ranging from 20 to 50%.

Tourism Minister Collado announced that 19 hotels of eight chains are participating in new programs that offer great deals and vacation financing. The Domestic Tourism Incentives Plan begins on 1 October in alliance with the Reservas, Popular and BHD Leon banks.

Collado mentioned Riu, AMResorts, Bahía Príncipe, Meliá, Viva, BeLife, Barceló, Hard Rock and Casa de Campo have deals with steep discounts.

Collado said the effort seeks to contribute to the recovery of the tourism industry but at the same time to the emotional health of Dominican families that have been in lockdown mode since March 2020. Collado says the government expects 10,000 hotel room nights to be filled from now to December.

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29 September 2020