RD$6,639 million generated by tourist cards

This figure represents 733.2 million more than the resources collected for this concept in the pre-pandemic period.

Tourism is recovering after the abrupt fall due to the covid-19 pandemic. According to the General Directorate of Internal Taxes, tourist card and passenger departure collections amounted to RD$6,639.9 million between January and June, 72.3% more than the RD$3,852.8 million of the same period of 2021.

The amount represents 94% of the estimated collections in that sense, which are estimated at RD$7,099.8 million, with only 404.9 remaining to exceed the goal established by the collecting entity.

Furthermore, that figure represents 733.2 million more than the resources collected for that concept in the pre-pandemic period when RD$5,906.7 million was collected, between January-July 2019.

Projections

During the first quarter of 2022, more than 1.7 million tourists have been received, which allows projecting that this year could reach close to 7 million visitors.

According to the latest statistics updated between January and May, 57.1% of the visitors who entered the country arrived from North America, 26.3% from Europe, 12.9% from South America, 3.3% from Central America and the Caribbean, and the remaining 0.4% from Asia and the rest of the world.

Among the issuing countries that showed increases in arrivals during the first five months of 2022 compared to the same period in 2021 were the U.S. with 400,193 additional passengers, Canada (291,612), France (104,868) and Russia (91,894).

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