The president of the Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic (ASONAHORES), Rafael Blanco Tejera, highlighted that the sector generates more than 570,000 direct and indirect jobs and that this year the country will close with more than US$8.4 billion in income.
ASONAHORES celebrated the V edition of its « Tourism Investment Forum » with a year-end of historic figures in the sector, particularly with investments of more than one billion dollars in projects in 2022.
Blanco Tejera also valued that foreign investment in tourism represents more than 30% of the total that enters the DR, with a total impact on 16% of the GDP.
« And this success we have achieved as a country, has been due to the fact that there is a clear public-private policy to support the tourism sector and that has led us to manage to create an ecosystem that works, based on 6 fundamental pillars: investment promotion policy; fiscal stability with clear long-term policies; labor stability; tourism infrastructure; an aggressive policy of air connectivity, and finally, the great public-private alliance we have managed to forge, which has guaranteed to structure a unified strategy to boost the sector, » said Blanco Tejera. », said Blanco Tejera.
GOVERNOR BC. During the event, the governor of the Central Bank, Héctor Valdez Albizu, was recognized for his contributions to the tourism sector.
The award was presented by the Minister of Tourism, David Collado, in the company of the CEO of Grupo Piñero, Encarna Piñero; the president of Banco Popular Dominicano, Cristopher Paniagua; the administrator of Banreservas, Samuel Pereyra, and the president of Asonahores, Blanco Tejera.
During the forum, ASONAHORES awarded the transaction of the year, which went to the company Excel Group, represented by its president, Alberto Cruz, who stood out for the acquisition of the Silversun Gallery tower, where the Embassy Suites hotel in Santo Domingo is located.
The Forum featured presentations by: Raul Hernandez, technical director Dominican Association of Pension Fund Administrators, ADFP, in the panel « Pension Funds – Actuality, Perspective and importance for Tourism ».
The second panel of the event, « Role of Institutional Investment in Tourism Assets », was attended by: Raúl Hoyo, general director ALTIO; Carlos Cobiella, promoter Dorado Park; Encarna Piñero, CEO Grupo Piñero and Yamil Isaias, vice-president Pioneer Investment Found.
The fourth edition of the forum was held in the Garden Tent room of the Hotel Embajador. It was supported by: United Capital, Seguros Crecer, Nexgem Capital, MITUR, Dreams La Romana, Banreservas, Banco Popular Dominicano, Altio, AFP Popular, ADAFP, United Gas, Seguro Reservas, Malia Hotels International, Infotep, Excel Puesto, Departamento Aeropotuario, CODELPA, Banco BHD, AFP Reservas, Mejía Lora & Asociados, GB Energy, CHC and Xeliter, Casa de Campo, Caribbean Catering Services, Bolsa de Valores RD, Nader Enterprises, Inca Dominicana, Grupo Rescue, Sky Cana, Silver GDC, Rios Legal, National Alamo Rent a Car, Max Corredores de Seguros, Macrofinanzas, La Nacional, Karisma, JAC, Humano, Grupo Martinon, DMK Lawyers, CEVALDOM, Cardnet, AMR Collection, ALtice and AHSD.
Asonahores Tourism Investment Forum
It is the only one in the region, arises in 2017 to create a space for exchange of national and international tourism landscape, where trends, challenges and implementation of strategies for the development of the industry in the Dominican Republic are exposed, by encouraging from the strengths exposed, capital investment.