The National Tourism Policy and Tourism Master Plan is to be Reviewed
The Ministry of Tourism has seen the need to review the National Tourism Policy which ended in 2010, and review the Tourism Master Plan with support of the European Commission.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Mrs. Claudia Bellot, says they feel that many of the targets included in the Tourism Master Plan need to be revised and some need to be updated.
She says there are always new developments in the tourism sector, on the international and regional level, which she feels needs to be looked at, in light of where the Ministry wants to take the tourism industry.
The process is supported by the European Commission through the office of the National Authorizing Officer and will be conducted by CHL Consulting.
The Ministry is encouraging all partners and stakeholders to take an active part in the process, because any actions which are taken in the industry, primarily impact the private sector who are the driving forces.
Infrastructure is one of the major areas to look at.
The recommendations from the consultation will be fed into the Policy and Master Plan, and they are hopeful that at the end, the documents will guide the industry and be a blueprint for stakeholders to follow.
She says that every Dominican needs to take personal responsibility in putting their best foot forward, to sell the Nature Isle of the Caribbean.
The exercise begins on September 24th, 2012.