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Thread: Puerto Plata Tourism Growing

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    We definitly need an air-port in RSJ, or GH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kipling333 View Post
    No Gorgan you are not missing the point ..just to get the numbers lined up.Puerto Plata handles about 750,000 passengers every year and Punta Cana about 7,000,000 every year so an increase of 50,000 passengers each year in each airport is 6.6% for Puerto Plata but 0.7% in Punta Cana . Nice to see Puerto Plata having a tourist revival but the percentage comparisons are meaningless .
    So the comparable is a multiplier of 9-10:1

    I have no problem with that....
    The discussion is whether the true measure is % or absolute.
    The RD gov't values the % - who are we to comment?

    Thinking beyond the numbers--
    Where is the largest capacity for growth ?
    That will be the determining factor...

    If Punta Cana is maxed out or close to it...both the % and the absolute numbers will drop
    No Room At The Inn - as my friend from the bible would say

    If POP has the capacity for absorption of tourists - the advantage tilts that way.

    Why or how a market is driven -- that's the big question.
    And capacity has a role there - at least short term.

    We know Thompson just bought into POP through its hotel company investment

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    The Government through the Central Bank publish absolute numbers also every year

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    Pedantic comes to mind....

    but - our boy is our boy... no changing stripes here.
    first of all, i am not your boy.

    secondly, you started this, with some crack about sticking to linguistics

    i had no idea this would end up here. it is a simple concept, really. if you have 100 dollars, and i have 10 dollars, and someone hands each of us 10 dollars, your stash has increased by 10%, and mine by 100%. the amount in question is the same, and we are not solving for anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kipling333 View Post
    No Gorgan you are not missing the point ..just to get the numbers lined up.Puerto Plata handles about 750,000 passengers every year and Punta Cana about 7,000,000 every year so an increase of 50,000 passengers each year in each airport is 6.6% for Puerto Plata but 0.7% in Punta Cana . Nice to see Puerto Plata having a tourist revival but the percentage comparisons are meaningless .
    what you just posted is exactly what i have been saying...

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    There have been a few natural disasters around the area that will redirect more people to the DR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    our boy is our boy... no changing stripes here.

    That's  rude William, sorry to say that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramesses View Post
    There have been a few natural disasters around the area that will redirect more people to the DR.
     Exactly! It’s an ill wind that doesn’t blow some good. I hope interest is revived in the former Luperon Resort. It’s not beyond redemption yet and the good people of Luperon could certainly use the employment. It would be a big social and financial boost to the area if it reopened. The road from Imbert to Luperon is still a white knuckle drive and would need significant improvement. The new power line delivers more dependable electricity and I see others signs of improvement as well. 

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    Playa Bergantín area, between the Gran Parada and Playa Dorada seems to be a new hot spot. Beautiful panoramas, fairly cheap land, well located. Maybe that's what Francisco Javier Garcia (MITUR), was referring to. Local influencers already buying it up. Already talk of a second cruise port thereabouts.

    All speculative, but worthy of a second look.

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    I think the obvious would be for those residents and merchants that participate right here within this forum to discuss whether they see an uptick in new visitors or consumers, as the directive suggests.

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