Asonahores vice president Ventura Serra said that Santo Domingo has an impressive selection of malls and it would be an added benefit if a tourist tax refund could be introduced. He said this would motivate visitors to make more purchases.
He said that a conference center should be built in the city to complement the excellent facilities already offered by the hotels.
Ventura commented that Santo Domingo has all the conditions for developing into a leading destination for city tourism, meetings and conventions.[November 2015]