People in general from the USA and Canada aren't nearly as likely to go to Asia over the Caribbean, Florida or Mexico to escape from the horrible winter weather. I was addressing the comment that people will now go to Asia because prices are "up" in the DR. Right, 20 hours on a plane each way to Asia is my dream trip these days.
As for that different "market" there are a few people that like Asia if Sosua were not "available" or priced out of their budget. They already go to Asia at times. Those people don't matter to the DR's economy in the scheme of things.
Puerto Plata now has two cruise destinations. HUGE revenue for the DR.
Sosua to Cabarete has been changing, some choose to not notice these changes. This video also discusses those changes:
I see the same changes as mentioned in this video: The Expat versus the Tourist. Anyone who is here that doesn't see these changes has their eyes closed.