The famous Trip Advisor website published its Traveler’s Choice Best of the Best 2023 awards, recognizing the Dominican Republic as the ninth most popular tourist destination in the world, and the first in the Caribbean.
The publication places our country at the top of the Caribbean countries, followed by Aruba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and St. Maarten, which complete the top 5 of the regional ranking.
Globally, the Dominican Republic is the only destination that appears in the top 10 as a country, while the other destinations are cities, which is due to the positioning strategy of the country brand, above the brand of some of the nation’s particular destinations such as Punta Cana, Puerto Plata, Samana, etc.
The top 10 most popular destinations in the world is headed by Dubai, followed by Bali, London, Rome, Paris, Cancun, Crete, Dominican Republic and Istanbul. This positions the country as a more popular destination than Barcelona, Madrid or New York, for example.
The Trip Advisor website explains that it awards these Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best recognitions to destinations whose hotels, restaurants and things to do received a high volume of reviews and opinions from the user community over a 12-month period. Less than 1% of Trip Advisor’s 8 million listings receive the Best of the Best award, signifying the highest level of travel excellence.
This new recognition for the Dominican Republic reaffirms the take-off of the country’s tourism industry, which continues to be the fastest growing sector of the economy in 2023, according to official data to date.