2003 Travel News ArchiveTravel

Travel to the DR up 21.6%

Central Bank statistics indicate travel to the Dominican Republic is up to a
record 2,285,054 foreign air arrivals for the first ten months of the year. This
is a 21.6% increase for the January to October period. Traffic to the DR is
outpacing the increases to other Caribbean destinations. The depreciation of the
Dominican peso is making the DR an even better value-for-money destination,
especially for shopping and dining out at restaurants. This is so as most hotel
rooms were already transacted in US$ months before the new depreciation of the
Central Bank statistics indicate that 2,688,902 non-resident foreign air
arrivals came during the first 10 months of 2003. this takes into account the
403,848 non-resident Dominicans that visited during this period. Many of these
non-resident Dominican stay at hotels.