The country receives 9.1 million visitors in 11 months and is on course to reach 10 million

The Minister of Tourism, David Collado, highlighted Tuesday the dynamic and sustained growth of Dominican tourism, after reporting that the country received 9,105,043 visitors in the January-November period, which represents a growth of 22% compared to last year, 103% compared to 2021 and 34% compared to 2019.

In his now customary monthly press conference to announce the results of the sector’s performance, Minister Collado said in November 636,460 arrived in the country by air alone, of which 542,229 were foreigners and 94,231 Dominicans living outside the country.

He stressed that these 636,460 tourists, by air, represent 38% more than those arriving in the country in 2019, 22% above those of 2021 and 11% higher than those of last year.

Likewise, the official indicated that cruise tourism also reflects a steady growth and that in November alone the country received 223,393 cruise passengers through the different ports, thus raising to 1,9913,991 the arrival in the first eleven months of the year.

Minister Collado stressed that in the January-November period, the country received 7,191,052 visitors by air and 1,913,991 by sea, which he described as something never seen before in the history of Dominican tourism.

“This means that in 11 months the DR received 9,105,043 visitors, a milestone in the history of our tourism. Ladies and gentlemen, we did it again,” said Collado, who was interrupted by a loud ovation.

He affirmed that these numbers are an unequivocal sign that by the end of this year the goal of ten million visitors will be achieved.

The main countries of origin of tourists in November were the United States with 42%, Canada with 19%, Colombia with 5% and Germany and Argentina with 3% each.

Also last month, Punta Cana airport received 58% of the tourists, followed by Las Americas with 26%, Cibao with 10%, Puerto Plata with 5% and Romana, Samana and Isabela with 1% each.


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