BeachCorps President David Searby was invited to join a distinguished panel of experts in sustainable tourism on August 28, 2017 hosted by FUNGLODE and its sister organization in the USA the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development. Other panelists included Joel Santos, President of the National Association of Hotels and Restaurants (ASONAHORES, the country's largest hospitality industry confederation); Jake Kheel, Vice President of the Grupo Puntacana Foundation; Elizabeth Tovar, President of the incentive travel firm Turenlaces; Francisco Carreras, private entrepreneur and cruise consultant for the Dominican Government, and Jonathan Delance, coordinator of the Coastal Biodiversity and Tourism project for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Like the other panelists on Sustainable Tourism at the event , BeachCorps was optimistic that the Dominican Republic will make the necessary changes to its tourism development to promote sustainability and empower communities.
Links to Articles on FUNGLODE Event:
Diario Digital DR: "El turismo sostenible y responsable atrae turistas de calidad" (Sustainable Tourism Attracts Quality Tourists).
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