DR focused on Canada to attract more tourists

Of the total number of tourists arriving by air in 2022, 15.87% came from Canada and in the months of January and February of this year, 278,087 Canadians arrived in the country.

The Dominican Republic is focused on conquering Canada to attract more tourists and strengthen this market, which is the second largest issuer for the country, after the United States.

This strategy takes on much more importance at a time when the flow of passengers from the European continent is still conditioned by the current international situation, mainly due to the challenges inherent to the geopolitical conflict between Russia and Ukraine on the world economy and the transit in the airspace of that region, according to the Central Bank.

Last week the Ministry of Tourism signed an agreement with Sunwing Airlines, Air Transat and Air Canada, the main airlines bringing tourists from Canada to the DR, within the framework of the first edition of the Dominican Republic Trade Show focused on the American continent.
The Minister of Tourism, David Collado, emphasized that these agreements guarantee the arrival of one million tourists from Canada this year.

In the months of January and February of this year 39% of Canadian tourists came by Air Transat; 24% by Sunwing Airlines and 17% by Air Canada.David Collado and Erick Rodríguez

“We are focused on strengthening the U.S., Canadian and Latin American markets in order to be able to face any downturn in the European market and we took measures to make much stronger in the summer,” he stressed.

Collado announced that this year they will hold a Trade Show event also in Montreal to achieve important alliances with that market.

Of the total of 7,165,387 from January to December 2022 by air during 2022, 15.87% came from Canada; second only to the United States, which accounted for 32.39%. And in the months of January and February of this year, 278,087 Canadians arrived in the country, 21% of the total from America.

They reside in 41% of Ontario, 41% of Quebec, 3% of Alberta, 2% of Nova Scotia and 7% of other Canadian states.

Sunwing Airlines has operations impacting different destinations, Punta Cana, Santo Domingo, Puerto Plata and Romana. The agreement was signed between David Collado and Erick Rodriguez, the airline’s vice president of product development.

Air Transat is Canada’s leading vacation airline. The agreement was signed between Collado and Brenda Mclnerney, product director.

While Air Canada is Canada’s national airline and the agreement was signed between Collado and Diana Rodriguez, its representative.

Source: Hoy.com.do

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