30% of tourists come to the DR with their families

The United States and Colombia are the two countries that added the most to last June’s upturn.

Of the foreign tourists who came to the Dominican Republic in June of this year, 30% did so as families, according to official data.

Twenty-three percent were adventurous tourists, 29% were adults and 18% belonged to the “senior” segment, according to a categorization made by the Ministry of Tourism (Mitur).

Minister David Collado assured in a balance presented to the media about the industry that Dominican tourism continues to break historical records, while other countries in the region are still not recovering from the crisis caused by the covid and are announcing hotel closures, as in the case of Panama.

The arrival of 644,861 foreigners was reported in June, making it the best June in the history of Dominican tourism. The United States and Colombia are the two countries that added the most to last month’s rebound, of the total number of foreigners who visited the national territory, 32% came from the United States. That represents 7% above June 2019, when the world had not been hit by the covid-19 pandemic.

Meanwhile, 23% of the foreigners who visited the Dominican Republic last month came from Colombia. That is, in the case of visits by Colombians, 127 % above the number that came to this nation in 2019, according to official data from Mitur.

In presenting the statistics, the Minister of Tourism indicated that the visit of the 644,861 in June represents a growth, in arrivals, of 9.9 %, with respect to the record for the same period in 2018 and 9.8 % higher than in 2019.

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