Looking for chikungunya news in the DR, I found this report on Dominican Today: To get 10M tourists Dominican Republic needs ‘50,000 more’ rooms. Excerpt and then a comment:
Santo Domingo.- To meet president Danilo Medina’s goal for Dominican Republic to receive 10 million tourists per year within a decade demands the construction of at least 50,000 additional hotel rooms, said Puntacana Group president Frank Rainieri on Friday.
Lauding the tourism sector’s performance in recent months as tourist arrivals by air climbed 2.8 % last year according to the Central Bank, the mogul called for greater coherence among the entire sector’s players to achieve the President’s proposal.
"We’ve have had growth, but regarding the President’s goal a series of adjustments should still be made and work with long-term planning, integration of all segments of the government along with the tourism industry, because 10 million tourists is a very important number, and that can be achieved, but there should be more consistency across all sectors," Rainieri said.
Neither the rest of the report nor the numerous comments have anything to say about the current status of chikungunya in the DR (not to mention dengue and cholera). The commenters' big issues are the frequent electrical blackouts and the threat of robbery.