The Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic (Asonahores) carried out a survey of the damage caused by Hurricane Fiona as it passed through the country, in which it highlights the correct risk prevention protocol carried out by the member hotels of the union , which allowed to preserve the safety of tourists and employees.
The information received so far details that most of the damage was reported in gardening and access to the streets, in which assistance has been given both by the Dominican authorities and by the hotel brigades.
“The vast majority of hotel rooms are operating and it is reported that in most hotels the damage to infrastructure was minimal. The main impact was seen in light structures on the beaches, as well as with fallen trees and bushes,” reported the president of Asonahores, Rafael Blanco Tejera, through a statement, in which he also welcomed the great collaboration that the organizations have provided. relief agency and the government for its assistance to the affected areas.
The union also indicated that the International Airports of Punta Cana and Las Américas, in Santo Domingo, would restart their operations.
Asonahores praised the good behavior of international and local tourists in following emergency protocols. After the hurricane passed, many of the visitors have shown a cooperative attitude so that the affected infrastructures are enabled as soon as possible.
“For our association, the most important thing now is to be able to help those hotels that were more affected than others, and to be able to restore all the facilities as soon as possible,” said Tejera, who added that the union asked the Dominican authorities to lift the access ban. to the beaches, in order to restore their authorization for tourists starting this Wednesday.