The American Chamber of Commerce sealed a medical travel collaboration agreement with the Dominican Health Tourism Association (ADTS) and AF Comunicación Estratégica, opening the path for exporting the medical travel offer and bringing business opportunities within the sector.
The agreement also included the promotion of the 4th International Health and Wellness Tourism Congress, the main event of the sector in the region, scheduled from September 5-7th at the Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel & Casino.
The entities were represented by William M. Malamud, Executive Vice President of American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAMDR); Dr. Alejandro Cambiaso, President of the ADTS; and Amelia Reyes Mora, President of AF Comunicación Estratégica.
According to a press release made public by the commercial assembly, “the congress is an event aligned with the goals of national development of diversification of the tourism portfolio and constitutes a platform for multisectoral integration, public-private partnerships, business development and great investment opportunities to strengthen the quality and safety of the services of health for Dominicans and foreigners.”
Medical Travel Collaboration Agreement
We spoke with William Malamud. For him, this agreement was possible because of the long-time economic relationship between theU.S. and the Caribbean island.
“Medical Travel is the next step in the evolution of the economic and commercial relations between the United States and the Dominican Republic. The infrastructure and the tourist experience of the country is a competitive advantage in the region to develop the niche.”
Mr. Malamud, a Thunderbird School of Global Management MBA program graduate, spoke highly about other features the island offers.
“If we add that to air connectivity and our historical relationship, there is a lot of potentials for the Dominican Republic to provide cost-effective services to thousands of U.S. citizens.
In this agreement, AMCHAMDR puts its membership available to ADTS and AF Comunicación, connecting its human and business capital to provide service opportunities and solutions to thousands of medical travelers.
The Dominican Health Tourism Association is a non-profit association dedicated to promoting the sustainable development of tourism and the competitiveness of the health sector through initiatives that make the Dominican Republic a destination for health and wellness.
Alongside, the public relations agency AF Comunicación Estratégica is in charge of organizing, coordinating, and executing the development and promotion of the 4th International Health and Wellness Tourism Congress.
American Chamber of Commerce
AMCHAMDR subscribed the agreement following its strategic objectives of designing and building public-private partnerships that allow the Dominican Republic to reach new levels of development.
The entity is affiliated with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and is a founding member of the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America (AACCLA for its acronym in English).
According to the press release, “AMCHAMDR catalog of services is designed to add value to its members, offering concrete solutions and identifying business and professional growth opportunities.”