The Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic, (ASONAHORES), advocated that in the country, control policies be created for platforms such as Airbnb that sell apartment rentals and short-term homes for vacation use.
“Digital platforms are really a reality worldwide and we are not opposed to them per se,” said Rafael Blanco Tejera, president of Asonahores.
The president of the entity said that currently thousands of tourists opt for this route to rent real estate in the country and “if we understand, they should already be regulated, because the flow they are managing is very high.”
Blanco Tejera, gave as an example the decisions adopted by the United States and European countries, which have regulations that regulate this activity.
“They should be regulated in two ways, first from the fiscal point of view, because they are not contributing as all the hotels and restaurants in the Dominican Republic do,” he explained.
He added that “we also have to do it from the quality point of view”, because the safety of the tourist must be guaranteed and the quality of the sector must be taken care of.