Arrivals in October set new record for the month; DR nears 5 million tourist mark for year’s end


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Feb 20, 2019

October 2021 set a new record for tourism arrivals in the month. In October, the number of non-resident arrivals peaked at 443,018, bringing the total for this pandemic year to 3,669,761 tourists arriving by air.

The forecast for the end of 2021, is that non-resident arrivals reach close to 4.9 million people. This would be a 15% rebound in tourism compared to the last four months of 2019.

“The recovery of our tourism is steady and solid. Today I announce to you that October registered the highest growth for that month in history,” said Minister David Collado when presenting the data for October at a press conference on 1 November 2021.

He stated that arrivals in October exceeded pre-pandemic October 2019 by 19% and October 2018 by 7%.

Non-resident foreign arrivals came from North America (44%) and Europe (35%). Russian arrivals are third in influx of...

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william webster

Jan 16, 2009
More good news - looking ahead to Christmas

Ski and beach vacations are most popular.​

People are still gravitating to outdoor travel, with the most popular destinations being domestic beach locations or the Caribbean and Mexico.

Megan Moncrief, the chief marketing officer for Squaremouth, a travel insurance company, said that eight of the company’s 10 most popular international destinations were Caribbean countries.

“The Dominican Republic, Turks & Caicos and the U.S. Virgin Islands had never been top destinations during the holiday season, but they are this year,” she said, because those places have largely stayed open when other countries closed their borders.


Jan 1, 2002
Two articles in today's paper promoting RD.
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