Spanish chains have 96 hotels in the country.
The Dominican Republic reached 7.16 million non-resident tourists and around 8 billion dollars in revenues (about 7.464 billion euros), making 2022 a record year for the tourism industry. Hotel occupancy was around 65.8% nationwide, although in destinations such as Bávaro-Punta Cana or La Romana-Bayahíbe it exceeded 70%, according to data published by the Dominican Ministry of Tourism’s Tourism Intelligence System (SITUR).
Record year data
December and July were the months of highest tourist movement in the Dominican Republic, with 765,910 and 735,064 non-resident tourists, respectively. In contrast, September was the weakest due to the impact of Hurricane Fiona and hotel occupancy fell to 55.40%. In fact, at that time, the Minister of Tourism, David Collado, acknowledged that between 40,000 and 45,000 foreigners stopped arriving in the country due to the meteorological phenomenon and the suspension of flights.
52% of the non-resident tourists came to the country from the United States. Canada and Spain were the next two most important source markets, although they represented only 10.1% and 3.6%, respectively.
Another relevant fact, according to the Tourism Intelligence System, is that 22.1% of non-residents were over 50 years of age and almost the same number (22.08%) were between 21 and 35 years of age.