The combined arrival of tourists by air and sea amounted to 859,853 visitors in November 2023, which represents a 12% growth compared to the same month last year, informed the Ministry of Tourism.
It indicated that this performance adds to the increase in visitors that the DR has experienced so far this year, reaching a total of 9,105,043 visitors in these 11 months.
The Minister of Tourism, David Collado, estimates that the year will close with around 8 million passengers, after the accumulated figure up to November reached 7,191,052 tourists, 12% more than in 2022.
In that month alone, the country received 636,460 passengers, of which 542,229 are foreigners and 94,231 are absent Dominicans.
As for maritime arrivals, 1,913,991 excursionists have arrived at Dominican ports so far this year.
In November, 233,393 people visited the country by sea. The ports of Amber Cove and Taino Bay, in Puerto Plata, were the most visited, receiving 101,013 and 64,184 foreigners, respectively.
Air ticket bookings increase 12%.
Expectations of air arrivals for the end of this year continue to be favorable, according to the technical vice minister of Tourism, Jacqueline Mora, who pointed out that air ticket reservations for December have already increased by 12% compared to December of last year.
According to the data, couples continue to be the most popular group among the people who have made these reservations, with an average stay of between two and five nights. In addition, Punta Cana continues to be their preferred destination.
Fifty-six percent of these reservations come from the United States, 6% from Canada, 4% from Colombia and 3% from Argentina, with these four countries of the American continent topping the list of upcoming visitors before the end of the year.