Dominican Republic’s tourism industry has been rocked to its core in 2019 following the high-profile deaths of at least 10 U.S. citizens that prompted a downward spiral in the number of visitors to the Caribbean destination this summer amid safety concerns from consumers.
Global hospitality brands, however, haven’t lost sight of the opportunity at hand in the country, particularly in the all-inclusive space. The growing hotel category represents an untapped revenue stream for many hospitality giants.
Marriott International, the Four Seasons, and Palace Resorts are among the many hospitality companies that remain committed to opening new all-inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic by 2022. Even more immediate are the debuts of new resorts from the likes of Hyatt and Hilton.