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    Default tourist arrivals are up again

    so much for those calling for a boycott of DR because of plan de regularizacion, eh? the number of tourist arriving in dominican airports in up by 8.5% this september:
    http://almomento.net/en-septiembre-c...inicana/146449

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    The cruise boats seem to be coming here earler in the season. I have noticed many more tourists in the capital in the past few months than in past years, but that only accounts for a fraction. The real action is the arrival gate at Punta Cana airport and I suppose all those new flights are now showing more arrivals in the statistics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kipling333 View Post
    The cruise boats seem to be coming here earler in the season. I have noticed many more tourists in the capital in the past few months than in past years, but that only accounts for a fraction. The real action is the arrival gate at Punta Cana airport and I suppose all those new flights are now showing more arrivals in the statistics.
    under normal circumstances, a cruise ship passenger is not counted as a tourist. by WTO accounting procedures, a tourist is a person who spends more than 24 hours, but less than a year, in a place that is not his or her usual abode. they can do this for pleasure, or for business purposes. cruise passengers who spend a few hours in port are not considered to be tourists.

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    before you start to argue, the article only talks about air arrivals. some info in terms of cruise ship passengers can be found here: http://puertoplatahabla.com/pp/rd-ma...a-de-cruceros/
    De esta manera, Salazar nos indica que en el 2011, arribaron al país un total aproximado de 423.584 cruceristas, en el 2012 con 425.936, luego en el 2013 un aumento considerable al recibir 491.001 y en el 2014 arribaron un total de 503.837 y para el 2015 se estima cerrar con unos 620.169 cruceristas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    before you start to argue, the article only talks about air arrivals. some info in terms of cruise ship passengers can be found here: http://puertoplatahabla.com/pp/rd-ma...a-de-cruceros/
    De esta manera, Salazar nos indica que en el 2011, arribaron al país un total aproximado de 423.584 cruceristas, en el 2012 con 425.936, luego en el 2013 un aumento considerable al recibir 491.001 y en el 2014 arribaron un total de 503.837 y para el 2015 se estima cerrar con unos 620.169 cruceristas.
    i only made mention of what i did because Kipling said something about cruise ships.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the gorgon View Post
    under normal circumstances, a cruise ship passenger is not counted as a tourist. by WTO accounting procedures, a tourist is a person who spends more than 24 hours, but less than a year, in a place that is not his or her usual abode. they can do this for pleasure, or for business purposes. cruise passengers who spend a few hours in port are not considered to be tourists.
    If those people arriving on the Cruise ship are required to buy a tourist card to enter then they are indeed tourists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcinbrass View Post
    If those people arriving on the Cruise ship are required to buy a tourist card to enter then they are indeed tourists.
    maybe in the minds of Dominican beancounters, but not by WTO accounting standards.

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    Ok

    An increase of 8.5% by air of non resident tourists arrivals and an increasing number of 'excursionists' arriving by boat annually.

    Total figure for the 'bean counters' keeps rising at a significant rate.......and more hotels breaking ground and many more to come.

    Sounds very positive news for DR to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ju10prd View Post
    Ok

    An increase of 8.5% by air of non resident tourists arrivals and an increasing number of 'excursionists' arriving by boat annually.

    Total figure for the 'bean counters' keeps rising at a significant rate.......and more hotels breaking ground and many more to come.

    Sounds very positive news for DR to me.
    yeh a new ho tel with others almost not showing a profit....
    but as i have said b4 tourism is growing.....bingo and d.r. will get its increase...

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    People who are calling for a boycott are idiots. Those who listen to idiots will not missed.

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