2003 Travel News ArchiveTravel

Maritime tourism up, too

Some 113,814 more tourists visited this year by cruise ship than last year.
According to the Central Bank, the Port of La Romana received the most traffic,
with 180,225 arrivals, some 99,728 more than last year. Samana port received
18,541 maritime arrivals, up from 2,376 last year. Activity in Puerto Plata was
slightly up, with 1,936 more arrivals, or 3,108 maritime arrivals. Traffic to
Santo Domingo ports declined, nevertheless, from 98,244 during the first 10
months of 2002 to 94,229 for the same period in 2003.