Tourism August 1, 2022 | 4:12 pm

The Dominican Republic received 735,064 thousand tourists in July, says David Collado

The Minister of Tourism, David Collado, informed that the Dominican Republic received 735,064 thousand non-resident visitors in July, making it the month of highest tourist arrivals in the country’s history, surpassing December 2021.

Collado indicated that this new achievement is projected to close the year by beating for the first time in history the figure of more than 7 million million million tourists, and said that with this July 2022, non-resident visitor arrivals represent 10% more than July 2018, 24% above July 2019 and 30% above the same month of 2021.

“We did it again. We achieved an extraordinary month in tourist arrivals to the Dominican Republic,” said Collado when referring to the record figure reached in July in visitor arrivals compared to the same month in previous years. “July 2022 becomes, together with December 2021, the only months in history in which we exceed 700,000 tourists in one month,” he added.

Minister Collado pointed out that, in addition to these 734 thousand visitors by air, another 98,389 cruise passengers arrived in the country in July and that cumulatively the country has more than 4 million 182 thousand tourists so far this year.

He affirmed that the arrival of these tourists last month directly impacted the economy since it represented 739 million dollars in foreign exchange contributions.

The United States continues to lead as a country of origin for tourists, followed by Canada, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Spain, Cuba, and the United Kingdom.

Minister Collado reiterated that this year would close with the arrival of more than 7 million tourists, “thus achieving the best tourism year in its history, thanks to the vision that has been implemented from the State by President Luis Abinader, as well as the cooperation of the private sector and all the collaborators of the ministry.”

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Paul Tierney
August 1, 2022 7:18 pm

We would think the high numbers of tourists would bring about a recovery of hospitality supply sector such as foods. It is putting money into the economy which in theory should aid in a reduction of consumer prices.