Dominican Republic: PAs should be incorporated into national tourism planning, industry official urges

Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic Hotels and Tourism Association (ASONAHORES) president Joel Santos said the country’s protected areas, which account for over 25% of the national territory, should be incorporated to the country’s tourism and economic development.

He proposed the creation of a board of directors to approve the projects, define policies, regulations and strategies to use the protected areas for tourism, as a task that must be tackled jointly with a public-private effort including social, tourism and environment organizations.

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