Santo Domingo, DR
Banco de Reservas and the Dominican Hotel and Tourism Association (Asonahores) have signed a collaboration agreement to support and promote the reactivation of tourism in the Dominican Republic and promote the sustainable development of the communities involved.
Samuel Pereyra, managing director of the financial institution, and Rafael Blanco Tejera, president of Asonahores, have signed the agreement that will make the Banreservas service portfolio accessible to the public, which includes the Happy Vacations program and the DR Safe Tourism Assistance Plan for visitors.
The bank will also support innovative proposals and projects with funding which, once assessed, demonstrates the potential to make a decisive contribution to the sustainable development of tourist communities.
“The focal point of this agreement is the implementation of joint actions, to increase the number of tourists who visit us, by helping to provide them with better service, by supporting the improvement and creation of new hotel structures, by offering economic support for investors in the tourism sector, among other initiatives, ”Pereyra said.
The president of Asonahores said that as the main representative of the national tourism industry, the Association shares the vision of President Luis Abinader to promote and strengthen through concrete actions the sustainable development of the sector.
Among these initiatives, Rafael Blanco Tejera cited the Tourism Recovery Plan proposed by the State, which assumes “with responsibility and enthusiasm an active and conciliating role in all tourist events in the Dominican Republic”.
He said that it is “of particular interest to Asonahores the development of different studies that help strengthen and promote tourism investments in the Dominican Republic, and also reflect the impact on the value chain within the national economy, promote greater economic development and the terms of quality and availability of domestic production. “
The agreement between Banreservas and Asonahores will also promote financial inclusion, banking penetration and other actions aimed at fostering innovative entrepreneurship through discussions and workshops on financial education for hotel and hotel staff. restaurants.