The recovery of the tourism sector has advanced steadily since the worst moments of the Covid-19 pandemic have passed. This is how Some Latin American countries are already matching the figures they had in 2019at least in some indicators.
The most recent report was presented by analytics firm ForwardKeys, which showed that Dominican Republic tops the list of top performing global destinations between January and August 2023, with 14% more visitors compared to 2019 received by air, followed by colombia and mexico, with 5% more each. Greece and Saudi Arabia are next.
To the Dominican Republic more than seven million international trips came to the Dominican Republic through August, and the government expects the figure to reach 10 million by the end of the year, with 782,000 people arriving in the country in August alone, according to the Ministry of Tourism. The country also leads the indicator for best post-recovery performance, with Costa Rica, Aruba, Jamaica and Puerto Rico rounding out this list.
“The report shows that Colombia is experiencing a tourism renaissance, surpassing pre-pandemic levels. In addition, the analysis explains that we surpassed international traveler arrivals by 5% more, leaving behind not only our South American peers, but also surpassing highly competitive destinations worldwide such as Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. “said Carmen Caballero, president of ProColombia on the ForwardKeys data.