Asonahores sees reopening of Canada and Europe ‘vital’ to revitalize tourism – Tourism News

“Because the United States, after a certain point, there is no way it will continue to grow.”

To return to the levels recorded before the arrival of Covid

Related topics: Asonahores, Canada, Europe, Rafael Balanco Tejera, Dominican Republic

July 19, 2021

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President of the Hotels and Tourism Association (Asonahoris), Rafael Blanco Tejera, He said, “For us it is essential that Canada s Europe open because United StateAfter a certain point, it cannot continue to grow.”

He noted that there is confidence that Canada will allow its citizens to travel soon, and for this reason Dominican Republic He hopes to seize the opportunity to be of interest to Canadians again, according to Diario Lieber.

“Arrival from that country as well as from Europe is vital on the way back to the levels that were recorded before the arrival of Covid-19. There are countries in Europe that are theoretically open, but they do not encourage their citizens to travel,” he stressed.

The absence of the mentioned visitors has implications for the level of employment in the tourism sector, which has been hardest hit by the pandemic. Since the activity is subject to health protocols dictated by the Ministry of Tourism – which now only allow 80% of facilities to be occupied – this means that hotels have not brought back all of their staff.

In 2019, Canada and Europe accounted for 41% of foreign visits to the Dominican Republic, according to official data.

In the first half of this year 2021, Canadian and European tourists did not even account for 16% of arrivals to the country.

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