The Ministry of Tourism announced a new monthly record for tourist arrivals. In July 2022, a record 735,064 non-resident travelers visited. This is 10% more than in July 2018, 24% above July 2019 and 30% more than in July 2021. The number of arrivals have been increasing as visitors choose the Dominican Republic for a vacation after the Covid-19 lull on travel.
The number of travelers in July is more than in any other month in the history of the Dominican Republic.
Tourism Minister David Collado said the number of arrivals breaks the previous record that was 728,335 non-resident arrivals in December 2021.
“We did it again. We achieved an extraordinary month in tourist arrivals to the Dominican Republic,” Collado expressed when referring to the record figure reached in July in visitor arrivals compared to the same month in previous years. “July 2022 becomes, together with December 2021, the only months in history in which we surpassed 700,000 tourists in one month,” he added.
The official indicated that, in addition to these 734 thousand visitors by air, 98,389 cruise passengers arrived in the country in July and that all together the country has received more than 4 million 182 thousand tourists so far this year. This is expected to be the first time tourist arrivals surpass seven million.
He estimates the tourists have meant US$931 million dollars in foreign exchange earnings.
The United States continues to lead as the main source of tourists to the Dominican Republic. Next is Canada, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Spain, Cuba and the United Kingdom.
Minister Collado forecasts 2022 will be the best tourism year in Dominican history. 2022 is expected to end with a new record in arrivals. So far, there have been 4,182,000 arrivals.
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Ministry of Tourism
2 August 2022