Within the framework of the ITB Berlin fair, Banco Popular held its traditional cocktail party for representatives of the tourism sector and investors with a presence in the Dominican Republic, where it reaffirmed its role as historical financier of Dominican tourism, to which it has allocated more than US$1.6 billion in the last 8 years.
The financing granted by Banco Popular to the Dominican tourism sector in this period represents the construction or remodeling of more than 15,000 rooms, which have generated direct and indirect jobs for more than 28,000 people.
In this sense, at the cocktail party, which took place at the renowned Ritz-Carlton Berlin hotel, Popular reiterated its commitment to the sector, its objective of continuing to promote the development of national tourism and its desire to continue strengthening relations with its customers. , related and sector authorities.
In this way, during this fair, the executives of the financial organization present in Berlin are holding more than 20 business and institutional meetings with tourism companies, investors and other tourism institutions to detect new opportunities and promote ongoing projects.
The Popular cocktail brought together close to a hundred people, including the Minister of Tourism, Mr. David Collado; the Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili, and his wife, Mrs. Tamar Bakradze; the president of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), Mrs. Julia Simpson; the ambassador of the Dominican Republic in Germany, Francisco A. Caraballo; the president, senior vice president and vice president of Marketing, Public Relations and Communications of Grupo Puntacana, Frank Rainieri, Haydée Rainieri and Paola Rainieri, respectively, as well as presidents and representatives of important hotel chains and investors in the country who have appointment at ITB Berlin.
Mr. Juan Manuel Martín de Oliva, vice president of Popular’s Tourism Business Area, underlined the bank’s commitment to proactively serve the sector, highlighting the importance of joint work developed between the public and private sectors.
“We look to the future with optimism and see enormous opportunities to continue adding value to the Dominican tourism offer. A world-class offer, the result of a joint effort, in which the public and private sectors put their best effort and all their innovative capacity so that this continues to be a success story”, said the executive.
The Popular executive added that the bank is convinced that Dominican tourism will continue to grow thanks to public-private partnerships, which have put the sector at cruising speed, for the benefit of the country and its people.
Meanwhile, in his words, the Minister of Tourism, David Collado, highlighted the recovery of tourism achieved in the Dominican Republic, highlighting the presence in the cocktail of the presidents of the UNWTO and the WTTC, international organizations that have positively valued in different forums the good work that has been carried out in the country to reactivate this industry and, with it, the national economy.
Minister Collado thanked Banco Popular for its support in this process, of which he said “it was always present in the most difficult moments of the recovery.”
For his part, the president of the Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic (ASONAHORES), Mr. David Llibre, highlighted Popular’s support for the sector, a task that, according to him, gives the bank the merit of being “the tourism bank.
The activity featured live background music performed by a group that included jazz, bossa nova, symphonic merengue and some Dominican pieces, creating a cozy and relaxing atmosphere that allowed attendees to increase their enjoyment of the evening.