Central America and the Dominican Republic promote digital tourism due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Central America and the Dominican Republic promote digital tourism due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Mon August 03, 2020

Destinations identified an opportunity to rethink tourism and strengthen industry sectors

The world has experienced an acceleration of digitization as a result of the effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this scenario, the countries of Central America and the Dominican Republic have identified an opportunity to rethink tourism and strengthen industry sectors, providing information, tools, applications and tourism experiences in innovative ways through digital platforms.

Belize is developing the Belize Health application with which it seeks that tourists can complete health information before embarking on a trip to Belizean territory. In addition, Belize provides an easy-to-use four-step system when people plan their next trip. To learn more about this tool, enter here.

Guatemala, heart of the Mayan world, invites all tourists to take a virtual walk through all areas of the country through 360 ° experiences that allow everyone to have an approach to the culture, tradition, biodiversity and gastronomic offer of the Central American country. Undoubtedly an initiative that seeks to enhance the visit of tourists after confinement. To know this window to Guatemalan culture. Enter here.

El Salvador, presents on its website a sample of its more than 300 kilometers of beach drawing the coastline of the Pacific Sea. The Central American country has positioned itself as the perfect destination for surfing in the region, making it the venue for world championships in surfing. All the information about this tropical experience in the smallest country in Central America is available here.

Honduras is betting on strengthening the capacities of the tourism sector in the face of the reopening phase, which is why it is conducting training sessions on digital innovation. The country also highlights all its attractiveness through interactive and informative walks on its website with an innumerable list of activities that tourists can carry out once the containment measures are lifted. Enter here.

Nicaragua has set up a virtual space where tourists can have an approach to dance, typical costumes of the culture of the land of lakes and volcanoes. Music is one of the most significant elements in the country for its contribution to identity that reflects a diversity of groups originating from the region. Tourists can access this space by clicking here.

Costa Rica has started the application of virtual reality to tourism and sustainability. This country is considered as one of the most biodiverse territories on the planet. On its portal, tourists can find an interactive map with the tourist offer of each area of ​​the country. In addition, it stands out for being one of the countries in the region that Google chose to capture in 76 images in 360 ° format the most prominent tourist places in the country.

Panama's cultural commitment has been key to making the tourist offer of the Central American country known to the world. That is why the country makes available to travelers a digital and interactive circuit about the city's museums. Enclosures of science and technology, nature, culture and history are some of the digital spaces that are available to visit the country from the comfort of your home. Enter here to live the experience.

The Dominican Republic has launched a new initiative to get to know the country without leaving home. The interactive platform Dominican Republic Virtual Country offers visitors options to get inspired for their next trip to the island and find information about the main tourist areas, excursions and activities in each of them, recipes for typical dishes of Dominican cuisine, classes on meringue and bachata and many more experiences that make it the only tourist destination in the region.


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