Tourism Minister David Collado assured Monday that for the second consecutive October, the Dominican Republic once again broke records in visitor arrivals, recording the historic visit of 491,788 tourists last month, exceeding the same period of 2019 by 32%.
During a press conference he said that tourist arrivals in October this year exceeded 119,582 visitors, more than the same month of 2019 and 2018.
“We did it again and in what a way, with the arrival of 119,582 more tourists than in 2019. This is the second consecutive October that we broke records, something truly historic,” said Collado when presenting, as he does every month, the figures of tourism behavior.
He also informed that in the January-October period the country received, by air, the arrival of 5,826,078 tourists.
The cruise industry also registered a notable growth, with the arrival of 88,178 in the month of October.
He said that in October alone, visitor arrivals generated more than 517 million in foreign exchange.
“This means that in the first 10 months of this year visitor arrivals contributed US$7,278 million to our economy,” Collado said.
Minister Collado said that this year will end with the arrival of more than 7 million tourists and with revenues exceeding US$8 billion.
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