The tourism industry will recover “faster than expected and will be much more solid, but it must prepare for the great changes left by Covid-19,” said tourism entrepreneur Frank Rainieri.
He spoke during his participation in the meeting of ministers of tourism of Las Americas, convened by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
Rainieri assured that within these changes the industry has to guarantee security, resources, and accessibility, which “will allow us a much faster recovery and growth of tourism with nearby countries, the United States and Europe.” He spoke at the private sector approach session.
“The rapid recovery of the industry requires changes in procedures because tourists will seek more individual activities, such as sports, bicycles, and activities in contact with nature”, he said.
For the president of the Grupo Puntacana, the industry is bound to make changes because the tourist will look for hotels and low-density places.
He recalled that the positioning of Punta Cana today is possible because at the time the destination’s hoteliers agreed to maintain a low density, build facilities with many green areas and keep the height at the level of a palm tree, or no more than 18 meters high.