The famous Trip Advisor website published its “Traveler’s choice Best of the Best” award for 2023, in which the Dominican Republic was recognized as the 9th most popular tourist destination in the world, and the first in the Caribbean.
The publication places our country at the top of the Caribbean countries, followed by Aruba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and St. Maarten, which complete the top 5 of the regional ranking.
While worldwide, the Dominican Republic is the only destination that appears in the top 10 as a country, while the other destinations are cities, which is due to the positioning strategy of the country brand, above the brand of some of the particular destinations of the nation such as Punta Cana, Puerto Plata, Samana, etc.
The top 10 most popular destinations in the world is headed by Dubai, followed by Bali, London, Rome, Paris, Cancun, Crete, Dominican Republic and Istanbul. This positions the country as a more popular destination than Barcelona, Madrid or New York, for example.
The Tripadvisor website explains that it awards these “Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best” recognitions to destinations whose hotels, restaurants and things to do received a high volume of reviews and opinions from our community over a 12-month period. Less than 1% of Tripadvisor’s 8 million listings receive the Best of the Best award, signifying the highest level of travel excellence.”
This new recognition for the Dominican Republic reaffirms the take-off of the country’s tourism industry, which continues to be the fastest growing sector of the economy in 2023, according to official data to date.