Mitur: Canadian winter bookings exceed those of 2019

It is no secret that Canada is one of the main destinations of tourists to the Dominican Republic, only behind the U.S., although at this time of pandemic is under restrictions on its citizens to travel.

This makes the aforementioned visitor more attractive to the Caribbean destination because his arrival in the country would add to the economy after the opening of tourism.

In this sense, the Dominican authorities maintain the hope that the return of Canadians will take place in the winter of 2021, since the gradual opening of the country is foreseen because they announced, from their government, that the measures of restriction to their citizens fully vaccinated (equivalent to 28.7% of the population as of June 6, 2021) will be relaxed.

This was reported by Jacqueline Mora, technical vice minister of Tourism, who also told that after conversations of the Ministry of Tourism (Mitur) with Canadian tour operators the reservations for the winter season to the Dominican Republic are shaping up “much better than those of last year 2019 in the same season”.

“The bookings for the winter season in 2021 from Canadian tour operators is better than the same season of last year 2019 and for the first quarter of 2022 is better than the same of 2019,” he said.

He added that “the reality is that we see a pretty good winter in general terms because we have recovered 60% of the tourists who visited us in the year when there was no pandemic and it is a good sign of a firm recovery. I believe that in the next 18 months we will see a much more recovered tourism and the year 2023 will take by far the year 2021”.

In this regard, the report “Dominican Tourism Coyontura, June 2021 results” prepared by Mitur, states that Google searches from Canada to Punta Cana reached their post-pandemic peak in the month of June 2021.

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