Summer School - sustainable destination development in Dominican Republic


Downloads for Summer School participants can be found here (password required).


  • Tourism is a major economic factor in the Dominican Republic
  • Main focus: beach package tourism, but diversified niche markets such as ecotourism are gaining importance
  • International markets increasingly demand sustainable practices / transnational corporations are often drivers of sustainability practices in the Dominican Republic
  • Good level of (higher) education in tourism management in RD, but sustainability not yet in focus


  • Knowledge transfer: state-of-the-art in sustainable tourism in university seminars for local and European students
  • Application of gained knowledge in practical case studies
  • International exchange of experiences and know-how for both students and lecturers

Facts & figures

  • Dates: 10-17 Sep 2023
  • Locations:
    • Universidad Central del Este (UCE), San Pedro de Macorís (lectures)
    • Bayahíbe (case studies)
  • Participants
    • Up to 25 students from Dominican Republic
    • Up to 20 students from Germany and Switzerland

Photos: Arnegger (2022)