DR receives more than 5 million visitors between January and May

In May, 677,475 tourists arrived through the different airports and 169,260 arrived via cruise ships.

The Dominican Republic received more than five million visitors between January and May, according to figures released Monday by the Ministry of Tourism, which projects the arrival of 11.5 million visitors this year.

In total, 5,026,000 tourists arrived in the country in the first five months of 2024, of which 3.7 million by air and the rest by cruise ships, for an increase of 12% with respect to the same period of 2023, detailed the Minister of Tourism, David Collado, in a press conference.

In May alone, said the official, 677,475 tourists arrived through the various local airports, 9% more than in the same month of the previous year, while 169,260 arrived via cruise ships, representing an increase of 24% over the previous period.

The main tourist-sending countries in May were the United States, which contributed 53%, followed by Canada (11%), Colombia (5%) and Argentina (4%).

“May was an extraordinary month,” said Collado, who highlighted the “sustained” growth of the Dominican tourism industry, after it surpassed 10 million visitors in 2023.

Likewise, Collado valued “the joint effort” of the Government and the private sector to boost the sector, the main foreign exchange earner of the Caribbean country.

Source:eldinero.com.do

 

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