Tourism March 17, 2017 | 2:40 pm

More foreign, but fewer Dominican tourists: Central Bank

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Santo Domingo.-  Tourist arrivals to the Dominican Republic climbed 4.3% from January to February, said the Central Bank on Friday and stresses a 13.5% jump in tourists from Europe .

“1,083,746 passengers arrived In the first two months of the year, or 44,679 more than in the same period of 2016,” the Central Bank says on its website.

It said 538,119 non-resident passengers, including foreigners and Dominicans, arrived in the country by February, a year-on-year increase of 3.7%, which represented 19,029 visitors more than the same month last year. “Nearly all of the passengers, or 90.2%, are foreigners, a number that allowed compensating for the decrease in the influx of non-resident Dominicans.”

According to the Central Bank, the uncertainty generated by the change of administration in the US “is possibly impacting on the decrease in the arrival of non-resident Dominicans and on the slowing pace of growth of the influx of travelers from that nation.”

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