The Dominican Republic is the country with the highest dependence on tourism in the Latin American region, according to the results of the Inter-American Development Bank’s Tourism Dependency Index 2019, published in May 2021.
The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on tourism at the global level has been unprecedented, but especially in countries with a high dependence, according to the Regional Center for Sustainable Economic Statistics.
In that sense, the country obtained a score of 24.1, an increase of 1.2 points in relation to the previous year.
It is worth mentioning that although the Dominican tourism industry is still far from reaching pre-pandemic levels, thanks to the relaxation or lifting of mobility restriction measures in many countries around the world, as well as the progress in the immunization of the world’s population, especially in the main countries of origin of the Dominican Republic, both in terms of tourist arrivals and hotel occupancy, it has begun its revitalization.
According to Central Bank data, tourism revenues grew by 27.9 % in the first semester of 2021, with respect to the same period of 2020 where there were two and a half months without pandemic.