Tourist pioneer Frank Rainieri, president of the Puntacana Group, revealed that the demand for a second home by foreigners has grown. “A revealing fact, just now that there is a paralysis of hotel tourism, is that the demand for a second home in the country by foreign foreigners, in need of a safe space, with the facilities of the first world has increased. and comfortable, in addition to their home in their countries, ”said Rainieri when he appeared at the VI virtual conversation of the Dominican Association of Tourist Press (ADOMPRETUR).
The businessman, who in the first days of November 1969 founded the Puntacana destination together with a group of North American investors, including the New York lawyer Jack Keel, argued that real estate tourism has a different behavior than that of the hotels offer. .
“Second-home residential tourism has acquired an importance that we have clearly perceived. Retired foreigners have increased their procedures to buy a home, because they feel the need for a second option of residence, safe and with first-world facilities, ”says Rainieri.
In the discussion, moderated by the president of Adompretur, José María Reyes and broadcast by more than 100 portals and digital platforms, the speaker said that tourism has had considerable losses but that the role of the industry is not to be affected by pessimism and what proceeds is that the government of the flag to start the relaunch process. He presented on screen the requests of more than ten lines North American, Canadian, Latin American areas that have already requested permission to restart flights to Puntacana.
But it indicates that it has not been possible to respond because the civil aviation authorities of the country, whom they recognized as professional in their performance, but reiterating that the announcement that they can start bringing tourists cannot be delayed, highlighting that the countries of the region, they have already taken that step.
Story of a destination
The founding of Puntacana took place in November 1969 with the purchase of a vast area of virgin land and without access roads, so it was an odyssey to visit them. On the part of a group of investors, they saw in the area the brilliant tourist destination in which has become.
Puntacana, for 22 years only produced losses, said Rainieri, so it took faith, good administrative management and perseverance in working to become today almost a synonym for the Dominican Republic and the Dominican destination with the greatest boom and economic dynamism.
A document will be created
Explained the president of Adompretur, José María Reyes, announcement of the virtual conversations a special magazine will be published, a document containing the criteria of the main players in the tourism industry, in the face of the crisis that Covid 19 has raised.
“The project of these meetings is to systematize everything said and professionally edit a publication that will reflect the opinions and evaluations of those who make the visitation industry possible with an overview of their proposals for the recovery of tourism and turn that content into a document ”said Pérez.
Adompretur Virtual Encounters
The national board and the general secretaries of its subsidiaries participate in these virtual conversations, before the various tourist destinations in the country.
The virtual meetings are broadcast on YouTube, Adompretur’s social networks, the associates’ media and are followed by the main media in the country. They have the technical support of UnikRadio, with the technical direction of José Alberto Selmo, who is also Marketing Director of Adompretur.-.