A record 5.14M tourists in 2014: Central Bank

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Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic posted a record 5,141,377 non-resident passengers in 2014, of which 4,464,643 were foreigners and 676,734 Dominicans, or 451,607 more than 2013.

The Central Bank said there were 51,718 more nonresident Dominicans who visited last year than in 2013.

It said 429,494 nonresident aliens came to the country in December, a 6.9% jump and 27,651 additional tourists compared with December 2013.

The Central Bank says the figures stem from a combination of higher growth prospects in the US -the country?s main source market for tourists- and the Tourism Ministry?s strategies implemented in collaboration with the private sector.

As to passenger arrivals by region, the Central Bank said 2014 posted a jump of 238,972 nonresident visitors from North America, headed by the US with 206,617. ?Europe continues recovering, posting a growth of 5.3%, registering 57,750 additional tourists, which contrasts positively with the fall by 13,320 travelers recorded in 2013.?

http://www.dominicantoday.com/dr/tourism/2015/1/22/53992/A-record-514M-tourists-in2014-Central-Bank

Rep?blica Dominicana super? los cinco millones de turistas en 2014; el 90% fue a hoteles - DiarioLibre.com
 

Olly

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DV* - I think you have to add in a large proportion of the Foregners coming to STI. Approximately 90 % come to the North Coast. El Catey - not many and SDG a few.

HTH

Olly and the Team

PS - have run the number yet but will do so.
 

Olly

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DV* - it is no longer possible to put the numbers together as you cant break the stats down by Airport as you used to be able to do.

Olly and the Team
 

Expat13

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Does POP still have an international airport?? I thought they jacked up the taxes in hopes of sending tourist to Punta Cana.
 

william webster

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Olly, I think AZS (el Catey) serves the north coast as well as the pninsula.

Personally, I have been seated with people going to the north Coast and Sto Dom
and I use AZS for the north coast as do very many of my friends/family

The AZS problem is that it has few flights... JetBlue being the ONLY US airline
Canada and Europe are better represented, as I see it
 

Olly

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Playacarib2 , DV* , Thanks - that is what I was looking for ! Dont seem to be able to find them on the old pages on Banco Central. Will do the numbers.
WW , you have hit the bail on the head - there are not many flights to El Catey so not many people !

Will get back to when I have the numbers put together.

Thanks

Olly and the Team
 

chic

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tourism is coming up...peroid.. evan with the slow growth economy... do you think the boomers are waiting to travel? everyday those numbers get bigger...peeps retire earlier, travel is a big one...
 

william webster

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That is the HUGE number.... boomers.

they have distorted every number as they have passed through life and will, I expect, continue to do so until they die.

even then headlines will read "Death Rate Rising"....

Olly, very rare to have 2 planes on the ground at AZS.... its a wonderful airport to arrive at.
Polite people and no crowds