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Unformatted text preview: Valerie Bodden K. (10-0014) Analysis of Current Dominican Issues-Sec.02 Professor Elsa Torres May 30, 2011 Thirst for taxes ravages tourism, region hoteliers warn http://www.dominicantoday.com/dr/tourism/2011/6/1/39743/Thirst-for-taxes-ravages-tourism-region- hoteliers-warn Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.- Caribbean Hotels and Tourism Association (CHTA) director Alec Sanguinetti yesterday warned that the tendency of the regions governments to levy new taxes is devastating for the tourism industry. The hotelier stated the concern of the sector leaders in the Caribbean, the world region that most depends on tourism, but which has lost one million visitors since 2008. Sanguinetti spoke in a press conference of the Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange (DATE 2011), in which the CHTA launched a campaign to showcase tourism importance for the Caribbean regions societies, accompanied by CHTA vice president Alberto Abreu and Membership Development director George Mercado. Overview Since the Dominican government has begun to increase taxed and create new ones for the tourism sector, this has had a huge negative effect, causing the loss of 1 million visitors since 2008....
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