Dominican Ministries set position on use of Catalina and La Saona Islands

Dominican Ministries set position on use of Catalina and La Saona Islands

The tourism authorities keep the islands Catalina and La Saona as a destination for excursions, not accommodation, according to the guidelines of the Community Tourism development Plan implemented five years ago in those areas and, in line with the laws Environmental that prevent large hotel facilities, because it is a natural park, said Luis Simó, vice minister of tourism…

The tourism authorities keep the islands Catalina and La Saona as a destination for excursions, not accommodation, according to the guidelines of the Community Tourism development Plan implemented five years ago in those areas and, in line with the laws Environmental that prevent large hotel facilities, because it is a natural park, said Luis Simó, vice minister of tourism.

The same approach points out the Ministry of Environment and Natural resources, an entity that through its Vice-minister, Daneris Santana, has explained that these tourist areas are being used by thousands of visitors, as well as their natural ecosystems, Based on a tourism that seeks the sustainable use of natural resources (sun, beach and sand).

On his side, the president of the National Association of Hotels and restaurants (Asonahores), Julio Llibre, said that the first thing is to define the right of those lands, because although he knows the government position has also heard of the claim of rights of Property over that area. Llibre favors that these islands are part of the tourist assets of the country.

Luis Simó reported that in Isla Saona a sustainable tourism model is applied, especially in the Mano Juan community, together with the Ministry of the Environment. There are also two ecological routes to Mano Juan and this community to the Laguna de los Flamencos.

For the president of the Asonahores, Llibre, the first thing is to establish the legal status on both islands, although it claims to be unaware of the legal status of these. The fact that it is a protected area does not mean that it cannot be a tourist asset under a special regime.

Daneris Santana indicated that tourism in these islands, in the National Park of the east in the general sense, seeks the sustainable use of the natural and cultural resources and the well-being of the people who live in the surroundings.

According to the daily book, thousands of tourists visit these places every year, foreigners and Dominicans. Hundreds of boats, families that offer food, information and other services to tourists, participating in the tourism business.

Peru plans to capture US $60 million in Travel Mart

With the expectation of generating business for 60 million of dollars for the participation of 70 buying companies and 75 sellers of tourist services in the Peruvian destination, today began the tourism fair Peru Travel Mart, event that takes place in Lima…

With the expectation of generating business for 60 million of dollars for the participation of 70 buying companies and 75 sellers of tourist services in the Peruvian destination, today began the tourism fair Peru Travel Mart, event that takes place in Lima.

The National Chamber of Tourism (Naturista), organizer of the fair, seeks to convert Peru into a market of nature and experiential experiences, as expressed by its President, Carlos Canales.

The XVIII edition of Peru Travel Mart is dedicated this year to the centenary of the discovery to the world of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, which the Peruvian government will celebrate next July, but also seeks to increase the reasons to visit the Andean country, according to Collect expansion.com.

“The celebration of Machu Picchu is an international relaunch of Destiny Peru to the world, is a media event”, but what the business sector wants is “Peru is a tourist destination per se,” said Canales.

For this reason, the organizers of the fair have taken a hundred representatives of the participating companies to a luncheon, in a restaurant at the seaside, where they tasted and learned to prepare ceviche (raw fish cooked with lemon juice) and pisco Sour (pisco cocktail and lemon juice).

In addition, Canales reported that they took them to visit the markets suppliers of fish, fruits and different inputs of Peruvian gastronomy.

“It has been interesting because they have seen the amount of potatoes we have, the types of lemon and fish, and now they can know that a ceviche is cooked very quickly by the quality of Peruvian lemon,” said the president of Naturo.

On the other hand, Canales announced that the tourism sector is also betting “that Lima will become the center of the Tourism of meetings of Peru and Latin America” in the next five years.

With the recent inauguration of the Westin Hotel in Lima, the executive said that the Peruvian capital is able to offer events for 2,000 participants, but still requires greater investment in hotel infrastructure, services and connectivity Air.

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