Tourism May 12, 2021 | 1:32 pm

Collado assures April has been the best month for tourism after the pandemic

According to Minister David Collado, the tourism sector in the Dominican Republic continues to show positive numbers, which shows that the recovery is real.

During April, the arrival by air of non-resident visitors reached 327,074 people. Of these, 283,547 are tourists, which implies a growth of 7.5% when compared to March of this year.

Also, within the 327,074, the tourism minister said that 43,527 are family visitors for a decrease of 11.9%.

“We have taken very seriously that tourism is the main industry in the Dominican Republic and today I can announce that April is the best month for tourism in the Dominican Republic after the pandemic,” said Collado.

He added that “hotel occupancy is almost 50% in the Dominican Republic of the total of all rooms,” said Collado.

The Tourism Minister said there were only 15,000 rooms open upon arrival, and currently, there are around 70,000 rooms.

“80% of all the portfolio that the Dominican Republic has of rooms, are already open,” he said.

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