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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.- Dominican Republic Hotels and Tourism Association (ASONAHORES) and Tourist Security Agency (CESTUR) will exchange information and coordinate actions to make the tourism sector’s safety program more effective.

The activity held in the Hotel Gran Ventana forms part of the busy agenda leading to the ASONAHORES meeting here.

ASONAHORES president Luis Emilio Rodríguez and CESTUR director Amílcar Fernández signed the agreement, in the presence of hotel sector leaders Roberto Casoni, Ernesto Veloz, Loresnzo Sancasani  and Jesús Almanzar.

ASONAHORES spokesman Arturo Villanueva said the pact sends a message to society on its determination to work to maintain a climate conducive to tourism development.

Amiama lauded CESTUR’s achievements on security during Fernandez’s tenure, “with collaboration and coordination with the private sector.”

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9 comment(s)
Written by: BASTA, 24 Feb 2014 1:04 PM
From: Dominican Republic, =Ghetto/Legalize Drugs/Free abortions for all Never Confuse Education with Intelligence
Amiama lauded CESTUR’s achievements on security during Fernandez’s tenure== You ass! Did he fondle you?
Written by: DONT_BE_SILENT, 24 Feb 2014 2:00 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Yo Soy Luis Diaz
Yeah, go get that Haitian animal that killed that old lady in Puerto Plata.
Written by: jasfalon, 24 Feb 2014 2:49 PM
From: United States

'All inclusive' in RD means that the hotel stay includes being murdered.
Written by: Juansantodomingo, 24 Feb 2014 4:21 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Some Dominicans just don't get it. Killing the goose that lays the golden eggs will eventually kill us too.

People spend good money in search of sun and relaxation. If they don't feel safe coming here, there are plenty of other places to visit.

From power failures to security failures, this place needs some serious fixes.
Written by: danny00, 24 Feb 2014 4:54 PM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university
Other places to vist.....Try the very beautiful Florida Keys we don't have any crime to talk about.... Been living down here for over 15y's My self and many of my friends never Lock the doors from our homes and Condos....Miami Different's great to live like this u can walk around at 3am wearing a Rolex and nothing is going to happen to u...just take a look at the bars and gates that go around every home and business in the RD..many also have guard dogs and armed security guards at night......the DR treats the Tourists as some kind of "Prey" they always have and continue today they think all Gringos are Fools..far from the case guys.
Written by: danny00, 24 Feb 2014 5:36 PM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university
Now the clapping seals will bounce back with their comments .....Oh! It happens every place ( Killed)....well that's one Stupid comment to make. in the 1st place the RD is in 1St place with Tourists getting Killed, Robbed, and Local Dominicans Swindle them out of their Money...u guys talk much crap about the Haitians but the RD Murder Rate is much higher then Haiti....The Con-Air Dominican are having a ball the game Robo the Tourists...since they lived in the States and Rikers Island they have English and this gets them close to the Tourists ( not much English spoken) in the RD..when they the chance they jump all over the Trusting Tourists...."Prey". No one wants to go on Vacation and end up Dead..
Written by: Ricardolito, 24 Feb 2014 5:51 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
I think that most people feel very safe within the confines of their hotels except maybe in Puerta Plata and it is always hard to get in and out of the resort hotels but outside the gates ,,who can say that outside Nicoloas de Ovando or outside the hotels on the Malecon will ever be safe at night ,,,or even at Dominicus or Bavaro
Written by: zooma, 24 Feb 2014 7:01 PM
From: United States, and Dominican Republic

This is more than a publicity stunt by the hotel association to make the tourists feel safe. It is more of silent agenda to keep the tourists within the confines and control of the resorts. The resorts want to make their locations a safe one stop zone for the tourists to purchase excursions from hotel approved on site safe tour vendors. The vendors then pay rent and commission to the resorts.

You have to take notice that in recent months the resorts have been pressing authorities to get rid of illegal beach vendors. This is all part of a plan for the resorts to monopolize the tourist trade by using safety as a tool to entrap the commerce of foreign visitors.

Written by: antonio1, 25 Feb 2014 10:08 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Av Santa Rosa, La Romana
Is all about passing the word----if a tourist feel unsafe, he or she will pass the word that DR is not safe, and they will go elsewhere----Mexico-Cuba-Haiti-PR are all available destination==are they safer than DR?
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