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Dominican Republic builds 18 new tourism projects - Dominican Travel Pro

Between January and July of this 2022, the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic approved 18 new tourism projects, with an approximate investment of US$ 331.5 million.

The projects approved by the Tourism Development Council (Confotur), of the Ministry of Tourism, are developed in Samaná, La Altagracia, La Romana and Santo Domingo.

Of the four provinces, La Altagracia will be the most impacted, with 12 approved projects.

The total number of rooms to be built, according to the data from the evaluation results of the tourism industry in July from the Ministry of Tourism (Mitur), is 8,875, of which more than 6,000 belong to the project. Downtown Punta Cana, second stage.

Of these projects, three are hotels, 11 real estate and three mixed.

On August 1st, Minister David Collado reported that in July the country received 735,064 non-resident visitors, for a total of 4,182,000 tourists so far in 2022.

Jobs

In the tourism sector, 100% of jobs have been recovered, after the effects of the pandemic. As of June this year, the number of employees was 173,345, in some 6,381 companies.

According to Mitur data, when comparing June 2019 before the pandemic, as of June 2022 there are 840 more jobs.

As for companies, there are 289 more companies in the tourism sector than in June 2019. However, in the same month of 2021, the number was higher, registering 6,873, that is, 492 less as of June 2022.

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