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Tourist Arrivals to the Dominican Republic Jumps by 4.6%

07 April 2017

The number of international tourists visiting the Dominican Republic jumped by 4.6% during January and February of this year. The largest number of tourists came from Europe, with 30,136 additional tourists.

Dominican Republic Tourist Board

 

The number of international tourists visiting the Dominican Republic jumped by 4.6% during January and February of this year. The largest number of tourists came from Europe, with 30,136 additional tourists. This number represents a 13.5% jump in comparison to the same time period last year. Russian tourists contributed to this impressive growth, with an additional 24,034 visiting the country.

The report issued by the Dominican Central Bank also reports that the number of tourists travelling to the Dominican Republic from France (3,471), England (2,463) and Switzerland (1,202) also improved during the first months of the year.

At the same time, 58.7% of all tourists originated in North America, 26.1% from Europe, 11.5% from South America, and 3.4% from Central America and the Caribbean. Smaller percentages were also reported from Asia and the rest of the world.

North America experienced a 2.8% growth, with an additional 15,374 visitors; 10,347 from Canada and 5,706 from the United States. The Central American and Caribbean regions increased their numbers by 19.5%, contributing an additional 5,377 tourists. South America, however, experienced a drop of 7.3% in the number of tourists travelling to the Dominican Republic. Experts explained that the drop has to do with current political and economic situations in Venezuela and Brazil.

Approximately 538,119 tourists – an additional 19,029 visitors in comparison to the same time period last year – travelled to the country through its various international airports during the January-February period.

 

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About Dominican RepublicSurrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the north and the Caribbean Sea on the south, our lush tropical and paradisiacal country boasts nearly 1,000 miles (1,609 km) of coastline, 250 miles (402 km) of the world’s top beaches, magnificent resorts and hotels, and a variety of sports, recreation and entertainment options. Here you can dance to the pulse pounding thrill of the merengue, renew in our luxurious and diverse accommodations, explore ancient relics of centuries past, delight in delicious Dominican gastronomy or enjoy ecotourism adventures in our magnificent national parks, mountain ranges, rivers and beaches.

 

Known for our warm and hospitable people, Dominican Republic is a destination like no other, featuring astounding nature, intriguing history and rich cultural experiences like music, art and festivals, plus uniquely Dominican specialties such as cigars, rum, chocolate, coffee, merengue, amber and larimar.

Dominican Republic features the best beaches, fascinating history and culture, and is a chosen escape for celebrities, couples and families alike.  Visit Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism’s official website at: www.GoDominicanRepublic.com. Visit the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism’s official Web site at: www.godominicanrepublic.com or call +44 (0)20 7242 7778. You can join us on Facebook and Twitter on: http://www.facebook.com/godominicanrepublic - http://twitter.com/dominicanrep_UK

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