Tourist arrivals to DR soar 19% in February

The RD once again surpassed, by 19%, its own February record with the arrival of 1,057,216 visitors.

This was announced this Thursday by the Minister of Tourism, David Collado, while presenting the results of the industry during the month of February of this year at the headquarters of the institution, during an innovative podcast.

He reported that by air alone the country received 755,832 tourists in the month of February, which represents a growth of 14 percent more than in the same month last year, 33% in relation to 2022 and 25% with respect to 2019.

Llegada De TuristasCollado said that this remarkable growth was also registered by sea with the February visit of 301,384 cruise passengers, with the largest number arriving through the port of Taino Bay with 117,876 passengers, Amber Cove 90,089, followed by La Romana 69,136, Catalina Island 10,153 and Santo Domingo 2,016.

He noted that the arrival of cruise passengers in February represents an increase of 19% over the same month last year, 208% over 2022 and 159 versus 2019.

“Incredible. We broke our own records again. A 1,057,216 visitors in the month of February alone,” the minister highlighted.

The arrival of non-resident tourists by air did so through Punta Cana airport 59.7%, Las Americas (AILA) 21%, Cibao 9.5%.

Collado predicted that by the end of the year the country will receive more than 11 million visitors.

He predicted that this year will be the best winter season in the history of tourism.

Source: Arecoa.com

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