Dominican tourism continues breaking historical records, while other countries in the region have not yet recovered and announce hotel closures, as in the case of Panama. In a balance presented this monday the arrival of 644,861 foreigners was reported last June, thus achieving the best June in the history of Dominican tourism.
The Minister of Tourism David Collado indicated that the visit of the 644,861 in June represents a growth, in arrival, of 9.9% more than that registered in the same period of 2018 and a 9.8% higher than 2019. “This month of June, which has just ended, we receive more tourists than in that same month of the year 2018, 2019 and 2021. That is why we say with all propriety that we managed to have the best month of June in the entire history of tourism”.
He highlighted the sustained growth that the tourism sector has had in the first six months of this year, an achievement that he attributes to the total recovery of the industry, thanks to the efforts of the public and private sectors.
At the press conference, was reported that 3,547,142 tourists visited the country in the first half of this year and the sustained growth in the arrival of visitors is not only by air, also by sea. “72,689 cruise passengers visited us in June, which represents 25% more than those who arrived in the same period of 2019”.
The United States and Colombia are the two countries that added the most to the rebound that the tourism sector in the Dominican Republic registered in June.
The total number of foreigners who visited the national territory in that month, 32% did so from the United States. That represents 7% more than June 2019, when the world had not been hit by the covid-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, 23% of the foreigners who visited the Dominican Republic last month come from Colombia. That is, in the case of visits by Colombians, 127% above the amount that came to this nation in 2019, according to official data from the Ministry of Tourism.
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