Around one million Canadian tourists to arrive in DR in 2022

Consul estimates number to increase in 2023

The information was offered by the Consul General of Canada in the DR, Collin Holditch, who said that tourists usually visit the tourist areas of the North and East, specifically Punta Cana.

“The pandemic obviously had an effect, but every year the number of Canadians visiting the country is increasing, and now that we are out of the pandemic, we are seeing this increase continue, so our expectations are that in the next three years, it will be over one million Canadian tourists per year,” he said.

He added that there are some hotels with Canadian investments, and that there are many small businesses,Canadienses en RD specifically in the North, according to Acento.

It is recalled that in January’s tourism statistics, presented by the Ministry of Tourism (Mitur), details that of the 7,165,387 tourists who arrived in the Dominican Republic by air during 2022, 15.87% were from Canada; second only to the United States which accounted for 32.39%.

In addition, in early February of this year, the Dominican Government signed a new air transport agreement with Canada, one of “Open Skies” that will allow for the expansion of existing operations between the two States, with the aim of increasing tourism, trade and connectivity.

Source: Mitur.gob.do

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