Dominican Republic Tourism

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1. Roles of State in Tourism Development for Dominican Republic

1.1. Marketing and Promotion of Destination
As the government is a strong supporter of growth in tourism in the Dominican Republic, there was a 7% growth in tourism arrivals, reaching over five million visitors in year 2012. An increased budget of the Ministry of Tourism was increased by Do$2.5 billion in year 2012. The president of Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina, had a vision of achieving 10 million tourists in the next 10 years. While doing their best to improve infrastructure and promoting tourism, as well as looking into new source markets, this allowed the Dominican Republic to achieve the most significant level of growth in the Caribbean in 2012. The Ministry of Tourism
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It may challenge social morals, corrupt the minds of the children, leads to social unrest in the country and the possibility in the rise of criminal activities. The locals, especially those from a low-income background, may choose to enter the sex industry to earn money for a living. The rise in the number of locals joining the sex industry may increase as they continue to meet the ever increasing demand of the sex tourists. Dominican Republic may become known as a sex tourism destination rather than a more sustainable form of tourism like cultural…show more content…
The design of the program would be related to the environmental and social dimensions of the region to maximize socioeconomic benefits to its inhabitants. The program will consist of integrated tourism development incorporating better strategies and actions aimed at integration of both local and poor communities in the tourism value chain, the protection and enhancement of the natural and cultural heritage of the coastal zone and the sustainability of investments in the future taking into account of possibility to natural disasters and climate

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