Move to refund ITBIS to tourists

The National Hotels and Tourism Association (Asonahores) is calling on Congress to approve a proposal to allow tourists to reclaim the sales tax (ITBIS) on goods purchased in the country.

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]