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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