Dominican Republic seeks to guarantee greater security in the different destinations

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Dominican Republic seeks to guarantee greater security in the different destinations
Source: MINTUR
August 24, 2022

Minister David Collado and the Tourism Cabinet meet with Deputy Attorney General Yeni Berenice


The Minister of Tourism, David Collado, announced a strengthening of the measures to address the issue of prostitution and the abuse of children and adolescents in order to have safer tourist destinations in the country.

The decision was made within the framework of a meeting of the Tourism Cabinet with the attorney Yeni Berenice Reynoso, which took place at the Mitur headquarters.

In addition to Minister Collado and Attorney General Berenice, the director of the National Police, Major General Eduardo Alberto Then, also participated in the meeting; the president of the National Directorate for Drug Control (DNCD), Vice Admiral José Manuel Cabrera Ulloa, the director of the Tourist Police (POLITUR), Minoru Matsunaga and representatives of the private sector, headed by Rafael Blanco Tejera, president of ASONAHORES.

At the meeting, it was agreed to sign an agreement with the aim of creating homogeneous protocols for dealing with incidents that occur to tourists in hotels and different destinations.

Also, the agreement will contemplate the contribution of the National Police with its online complaints platform.

"Today's meeting could not be more fruitful to continue guaranteeing safer destinations," said Minister Collado at the end of the meeting.

He reported that the agreement contemplates specific actions for the prevention and control of prostitution and abuse of Girls, Boys and Adolescents.

It will also include a day of talks and workshops for employees from the entire value chain of the sector in order to strengthen the protection of minors in tourist destinations.

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