Tourism June 11, 2023 | 7:00 am

Dominican tourism surpasses Brazil, Colombia and Argentina

Dominican tourism projects more than 10 million visitors (EXTERNAL SOURCE)

Santo Domingo.- The Dominican Republic registers twice the number of tourists visiting the three leading South American countries, according to a publication by Latinometrics. This Twitter account presents information and data on Latin American markets, culture, and trends.

This media outlet highlights that the country is 175 times smaller than Brazil, which received 3.5 million tourists in 2022, compared to the more than seven million reached by the Dominican Republic.

The Twitter post was replicated by presidential spokesman Homero Figueroa, noting how the account applauded the measures taken about Covid-19 to protect the tourism sector.

In addition, they applauded the open skies agreements, the low-cost airlines, and the policies implemented by the government of Luis Abinader to bring in foreign investment.

“These factors, are not only boosting tourism, but also promoting a bright economic future. In fact, the Dominican Republic is projected to be one of the leading economies in Latin America this year. As the tourism numbers improve, so do the odds for the Dominican economy.”

Recently, Tourism Minister David Collado announced that some five million tourists have arrived in the Dominican Republic to date by 2023.

The country’s projections estimate that the barrier of 10 million visits will be surpassed for the first time in history.

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Paul Tierney
June 11, 2023 7:58 am

Well !!! If there are so many tourists, which is wonderful, you would think all the revenue they bring in would be put to good use to reduce crime. It would end the travel advisories about crime in the RD coming from the US.

June 12, 2023 1:41 pm
Reply to  Paul Tierney

It looks like crime has been reducing in the last ten years, however, there is much more work to be done. But we take advisories from the U.S. with a grain of salt due to the nefarious history of the U.S. in the region. We remember the tourism scandal caused by U.S. media where they whipped up a frenzy within the U.S. and also allowed other groups that are enemies of the D.R. to join in and reduce tourism numbers.

The media in the U.S. has been a powerful tool for many generations as I have seen how common sense issues in other advanced nations are depicted as “radical” within the U.S.

The Dominican-American relationship is strong however, the Dominican government needs to take full advantage of the booming tourism sector and create social programs for working people and education programs for young Dominicans so we can have more STEM graduates and increase the diversification of the Dominican Economy.

Peter Harris
June 11, 2023 12:31 pm

Where is all the money going? People in my beach community are broke.

My Name Is Not Important
June 11, 2023 1:13 pm
Reply to  Peter Harris

People who own properties. I don’t know if they pay taxes or not.

June 12, 2023 12:03 am

The Dominican Republic should explore a configuration of a more Social Democratic government similar to the Nordic Nations to use the growth in the economy for jobs and various social programs to uplift the nation.

Paul Tierney
June 12, 2023 8:20 am
Reply to  Rafael

It will not happen. The RD government is content with the status-quo, a system with weak points that allow misuse and misappropriation of money. Does tourism revenue have weak points?

June 12, 2023 1:30 pm
Reply to  Paul Tierney

I think younger Dominicans should begin pushing for wider political solutions and study Social Democratic Market systems in the most advanced nations of the world.

I think we have to remove ourselves from the Right-Wing shifted paradigm of the U.S. and try to find more clean energy solutions, more government transparency, and create a large middle class and a better standard of living in the nation.

The economy is booming and it’s time more Dominicans share in that prosperity.

June 12, 2023 1:31 pm
Reply to  Paul Tierney

These solutions should be repeated throughout the Caribbean and Latin America as well to help use the natural resources to push these nations into High Income “First World” status.