Dominican Republic to offer free tour of Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua
The Dominican Republic is set to offer a free tour to Cuba, the United States, Venezuela and Nicaragua, as part of a campaign to bring tourism to the Caribbean nation.
The first phase of the plan is expected to take place in early 2019.
The country is set on opening a tourism office in Havana, Cuba, to further promote tourism to its island nation.
A second phase of travel is planned for 2019-2020, including travel to the Dominican Republic.
The Dominican republic has been in the midst of a tourism crisis as the tourism industry has struggled to keep pace with the economic downturn.
In 2015, the country experienced a severe economic downturn, and tourism was severely affected.
In 2016, the Dominican government cut its tourism revenue by 40 percent due to the economic situation, and the Dominican Tourism Office said that the tourism sector in the country is expected hit by a 70 percent decline in revenue in 2021.
The Caribbean nation has struggled for years to keep its economy afloat and has had to rely heavily on foreign tourism dollars for its growth.
The government has also been struggling to convince the Caribbean island nations to increase their investment in their economies.
The tourism industry in the Dominican republic is the only major economic sector in Latin America that does not rely on tourism dollars.
As the Caribbean country has struggled with the economy, the government has faced criticism from many quarters that it is not investing in its economy.
The Tourism Department of the Dominican Consulate in Miami, which represents the country, said that it was not aware of any planned tourist activities.
The Consulate added that the Dominican tourist office would be a part of the travel planning and promotion program that will take place from March to May 2019.
A travel agency in Santiago, Puerto Rico, is also planning to provide free tours of Cuba and Venezuela to Caribbean visitors in 2019.
In March, the U.S. Embassy in the Caribbean welcomed more than 100 Cuban and Venezuelan Cubans to the U,S.
in a bid to boost economic relations and diversify tourism.
The Cuban delegation, which included President Raul Castro, Vice President Maria de los Angeles Cruz and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, visited the U of S to promote economic cooperation and economic ties.
A representative from the Venezuelan Embassy in Havana said the trip will focus on Cuban economic development, especially tourism.