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Thread: Is this a terrible year so far for tourism?

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    More people go to Florida than before. Maybe it is a reason.

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    Default Dominican Republic Tourism Continues Climbing


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    Do you know if they count Dominicans that are coming from various countries where they are residents? Jarabacoa is filled with Dominican Yorks right now for carnival.

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    banco central provides detailed info regarding arrivals/departures. it can be found here: https://www.bancentral.gov.do/a/d/2537-sector-turismo

    the total number for january 2018 is: 644,561 with 348,895 for punta cana.
    the total number for january 2019 is: 678,169 with 354,654 for punta cana.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    banco central provides detailed info regarding arrivals/departures. it can be found here: https://www.bancentral.gov.do/a/d/2537-sector-turismo

    the total number for january 2018 is: 644,561 with 348,895 for punta cana.
    the total number for january 2019 is: 678,169 with 354,654 for punta cana.
    Very interesting. So I just wonder if the main issue is over-supply of rooms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TropicalPaul View Post
    Very interesting. So I just wonder if the main issue is over-supply of rooms.
    That is certainly a possibility.

    Another possibility is the type of tourist. Numbers could be up on the AI side and down for the boutique side due to the type of tourist.


    Not to mention the country of origin. Some smaller hotels are known to cater to, and have close relationships with travel companies in specific countries.

    Flights from Europe are down, and I suspect tourism from Europe may be down as well.

    Based on the numbers from the Banco Central, there is no significant drop in the number of tourists, so the answer seems to lie elsewhere.

    Or, its just a short term anomaly for some that will correct itself.


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    Every year hoteliers moan and groan that the season was worse than the previous. Been hearing the same thing for over 15 years. Yet hotels continue to be built...

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    can it be that some of the flights form europe are connecting somewhere in lesser antilles? which would explain why they arrive to PUJ with lower number of the passengers, after dropping a part of them at one of the small islands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TropicalPaul View Post
    AirBnB certainly has had an effect on the market, not least because AirBnB's don't generally charge ITBIS and never charge the 10% Propina Legal but all hotels have to charge these. The 5 star places are reducing their prices to the rates that the 3 star places used to charge, so everyone is dropping down to a lower price point and bumping into the AirBnB crowd on the way down. But there also seem to be fewer guests around, so there is much more supply and much less demand, at least in the capital.
    there are only 65 listings in the DR for AirBnB - https://www.airbnb.com/s/Dominican-R...s_tag=IjKNwLWy

    I used to check it regularly in the hopes of finding something in some of the more remote places I traveled to..

    Don't think that number would affect the market.

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    But there are more than 300 listings on HomeAway - that probably will affect the market

    https://www.homeaway.com/results/key...Included=false

    I know that lots of folks in Las Terrenas have bought places specifically to rent out by the week...

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