Minister Collado says Dominican tourism continues to break records with the arrival of more than 3.5 million visitors, generating almost US$4 billion in the first six months of this year.
Dominican tourism continues to break historical records, while other countries in the region are still not recovering and are announcing hotel closures, as in the case of Panama.
MITUR reported the arrival of 644,861 foreigners last month, making it the best June in the history of Dominican tourism.
In presenting the statistics of the behavior of the tourism industry, the Minister of Tourism, David Collado, revealed, also, that the visit of the 644, 861 in June represents a growth, in arrivals, of 9.9% more than that recorded in the same period of 2018 and 9.8% higher than that of 2019.
“And as proof is enough for a button I tell you that this month of June, which has just ended, we received more tourists than in that same month of 2018, 2019 and 2021. That is why we say with all propriety that we managed to have the best month of June in the entire history of tourism,” said Minister Collado.
He highlighted the sustained growth that the tourism sector has had in the first six months of this year, an achievement that he attributes to the total recovery of the industry, thanks to the efforts of the public and private sectors.
At the press conference, where he was accompanied by representatives of the private sector, Collado informed that 3,547,142 tourists visited the country in the first semester of this year.
Highlighting the economic impact of tourism on the economy, Collado said that last month alone the sector generated more than US$739 million.
He reported that hotel occupancy exceeded 71 percent in general terms and the average stay was ten days.
The airports which received the highest flow of visitors were those of Punta Cana and Las Americas.
Collado affirmed that the sustained growth in the arrival of visitors is not only by air, but also by sea.
“72,689 cruise passengers visited us in June, which represents 25 percent more than those arriving in the same period of 2019,” the official indicated.
Collado guaranteed that in the months to come tourism will continue to reach blue numbers and predicted that this year will close with more than 7 million visitors, “a historic figure in tourist arrivals to the Dominican Republic”.
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