Tourism reaches almost 6 million visitors in 6 months

Tourism reaches nearly 6 million visitors in just 6 months and continues its growth streak

“This means that in the month of June alone the country received 923,736 visitors, 9 percent more than in 2023, 28 percent more than in 2022 and 58 percent higher than last year”

Nearly six million visitors came to the Dominican Republic in the first half of this year, records that continue to mark a streak of steady growth in the sector.

This was announced by the Minister of Tourism, David Collado, in his now traditional presentation of the sector’s performance for the month of June and the first semester of this year, which took place in a hotel in the capital.

He reported that in the month of June alone, the country received 758,719 tourists, by air, which represents 7% more than the same month of 2023, 17% more than 2022 and 39% with respect to 2019.

He indicated that this June growth is also reflected in the arrival by sea, with the visit of 165,017 cruise passengers, which reflects an increase of 15% compared to the same month last year, 111% compared to 2022 and 182% compared to 2019.

“This means that in the month of June alone the country received 923,736 visitors, 9 percent more than in 2023, 28 percent more than in 2022 and 58 percent higher than last year,” said Minister Collado.

In the January-June period, the country received 4,474,981 tourists, a growth of 9 percent over the same period in 2023, 26 percent over 2022 and 31 percent over 2019, Collado said.

He also reported that in the first six months of this year the country received 1,475,745 cruise passengers, registering a growth of 16% compared to 2023, 167% compared to 2022 and 159% compared to 2019.

“Those two arrivals give us, again, the big number: 5,950,726 visitors by mid-year. We did it again,” Collado emphasized.

He said that these 5,950,726 visits represent an increase of 11% over the first half of 2023, 45% over 2022 and 43% over 2019.

Likewise, Minister Collado predicted that by the end of the year the country will receive 11.4 million visitors.

He said that despite the so-called low season, hotel occupancy is at 72%.

Minister Collado took advantage of the scenario to highlight the importance of the sky agreement for the country and the positive impact it will have for tourism, “which is at its best moment”.

Source: Mitur.gob.do

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