Tourism July 8, 2022 | 5:12 pm

Dominican Republic breaks record in tourist arrivals

The Dominican Republic remains in vogue for tourists, even breaking its historical records regarding foreign visitor arrivals. This increase in the flow of travelers in the country is also reflected in more excellent air connectivity, with new projects of local and international airlines, making the DR now linked to major emerging destinations.

According to the most recent Mitur statistics on arrivals, in June, the DR attracted a total of 644,861 tourists, a figure that represents 9.9% more than that obtained in the same period of 2018 and 9.8% higher than that of 2019.

The above is evidence that the strategy of the public-private sectors to boost tourism is yielding excellent results, allowing the country to surpass the 2018 arrivals figures, the best year in the history of Dominican tourism to attract foreign visitors.

Cumulatively, the first semester has closed with blue numbers for Quisqueya tourism; a total of 3,547,142 tourists visited the DR as of June 2022. All this makes it possible to project a great year-end in arrivals for the leading tourist destination in the Caribbean.

Of course, to continue to push the so-called industry without chimneys, the government must increase the amount allocated to the international promotion of tourism, as countries that depend much less than the DR on tourism have larger budgets in this regard.

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Ramon Garcia
July 8, 2022 5:55 pm

I bet no one can spot the Haitian in this picture.

Heavenborn
July 9, 2022 11:17 am

The government should focused more in other economics areas like Export and Agriculture” Tourism cant be the end all be all of the country. Specially when you have prostitution and Pedophiles lowering the morale. But then again you Dominicans love living in your physical and Mental Hell.

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E Maximo
July 10, 2022 4:39 pm
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July 11, 2022 4:38 pm
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Paul Tierney
July 11, 2022 10:35 am

This is puzzling. If the tourism industry is doing so well, getting excellent results, then why pour more money into it. The country does not have to promote itself. The tourists, the media, and social networks are making the promotions at no charge.

Has the Ministry of Tourism become so ambitious that it thinks government leadership is obligated to throw more money into it. Does the recent announcement of the Ministry to launch Qualitur, a new bureaucracy, proposed to reward a badge of distinction to tourism industry participants who offer improvments of quality, services, and promotion of their sectors make itself the destination of the funds? Is it a gimmick to get money into the tourism fat budget?

The government has to diversify its economic base. The chimney industries need government funds more than the tourism sector.

Last edited 4 months ago by Paul Tierney